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Quilts of India

Author : Patrick J. Finn
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Quilts of India: Timeless Textiles is the first extensive survey of Indian quilts compiled in India or abroad, identifying and exploring the historic and contemporary context of quiltmaking. Over 500 photographs, captured in rural villages, museums and urban settings, present the richness of this pervasive textile tradition. From the simplest utility quilt to the most elaborate Indo-Portuguese coverlet, the book details the diverse designs, varied techniques and multiple uses of the 25 unique quilting genres.

Quilt Field Guide for Bangladesh India and Pakistan

Author : Patrick J. Finn
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This Field Guide is a ready reference to the quilts of the subcontinent. It is a tool designed to help readers identify many of quilting genres of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is intended for quilters, scholars and textile experts.

Ralli Quilts

Author : Patricia Ormsby Stoddard
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Tells the story of a fascinating quilting tradition found in southern Pakistan and western India. These quilts, called ralli, have stunning designs, brilliant colors, and an intriguing history. More than 130 ralli quilts from the mid to late twentieth century are shown, along with background information on where they were made, pattern characteristics, type of fabric, and dimensions. A valuable reference for textile historians, designers, and quilt lovers everywhere.

Four Centuries of Quilts

Author : Linda Baumgarten
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An exquisite and authoritative look at four centuries of quilts and quilting from around the world Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time. The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art. Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.

Statistical Descriptive and Historical Account of the North Western Provinces of India Benares Division Cawnpore pt 2 Gorakhpur pt 3 Basti 1881

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Urban Wage Earners in Seventeenth Century India

Author : Nishat Manzar
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This volume takes a pan-Indian view of different professional groups and service providers mainly based in towns. While Persian texts provide limited information on the subject, European sources in the form of travelogues, letters, memoirs and official reports unfold an interesting panorama on the subject. Here focus has been on the seventeenth century, as some prominent European share holders’ Companies established their warehouses-cum-residential complexes in India in this very century. Officials of these Companies sent to India or elsewhere, maintained proper records of their transactions and interaction with the state officials, common people, servants inside the household and outside, and through their reports attracted many European freebooters also to have a firsthand experience of the East. Here from, we get numerous details on the social life, working conditions, wages and other aspects of life of people who earned their livelihood through manual labour, as conditions in India appeared novel to them and they meticulously recorded everything with much interest. Their information is corroborated with the Indian sources. In both types of sources – Persian and European – artisans, labourers and service providers have generally been projected as ‘poor’, ‘miserable’ and ‘wretched’; who faced exploitation at all levels. Still, their contribution to the economy and society was im­perative. Aspects of life of such people deserve a detailed discussion as this volume amply proves. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The Imperial Gazetteer of India

Author : Sir William Wilson Hunter
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Textiles and Embroideries of India

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South Asian Folklore

Author : Peter J. Claus
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Looks at the folklore and customs of both ancient and contemporay society in South Asia.

Indian Cotton Supply the Only Effectual and Permanent Measure for Relief to Lancashire

Author : Alexander Charles Brice
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United States Congressional Serial Set

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Handbook to the British Indian Section

Author : Sir George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood
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Commercial Statistics

Author : John Macgregor
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The Merchants Magazine and Commercial Review

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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collections of Tapestry and Embroidery in the South Kensington Museum

Author : South Kensington Museum
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Calico Chintz

Author : Jeremy Elwell Adamson
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Quilts are a preeminent American art form. Pieced, applique, or whole cloth, made either from yards of expensive imported cloths or small remnants of dressmaking fabrics, even lowly feed sacks, quilted bedcovers help tell the story of the nation from colonial times through the Great Depression of the 1930s. The study of quilts and quiltmaking reveals not only the richness of America's cultural diversity but also brings to light significant aspects of the social history and cultural identity of women in the United States. The magnificent quilts in the Patricia S. Smith Collection are rare early examples. Created before 1850, when colorful printed cottons were prestige fabrics imported from England and France, they fill an important gap in our knowledge of early quilts and the textiles used to make them. In a comprehensive essay, Renwick Gallery curator Jeremy Adamson discusses the origins and history of printed textiles in quilts made before 1850.

Patchwork Quilts in Australia

Author : Margaret Rolfe
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History of quilting in Australia.

The Quilt Encyclopedia Illustrated

Author : Carter Houck
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Includes information about terms, techniques, tools, and patterns of quiltmaking, descriptions of famous quilted pieces such as the Names Project Quilt commemorating AID's victims, and tips on quilt care

Cultural Fusion Quilts

Author : Sujata Shah
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Bold, vibrant, striking—and amazingly easy to make! This collection of 15 modern quilts draws on handmade crafts from India, the American South, and Africa to create a style that’s at once traditional and contemporary, artistic and practical. A simple stack, cut, shuffle, and stitch technique makes the sewing fun for quilters of any level, and also makes every quilt a one-of-a-kind creation. No two are ever alike! The author provides alternate settings, plus an inspiring photo gallery of the crafts that shaped her style. Use these projects to enrich your quilting by bringing in textures, patterns, and colors from around the world.

In the Heart of Pennsylvania

Author : Jeannette Lasansky
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