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A Dictionary of Silk in India
Book By Nesa A
Silk is considered to be auspicious in India.
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A Dictionary of Silk in India By Nesa A
Silk is considered to be auspicious in India Sub Continent.
The Indian bride wraps herself in a silk saree and a piece of silk is worn at all ceremonial functions. And where adversity does not allow this, people have been known to wear a small token piece of silk. This little dictionary gives a quick reference to all aspects of silk in India – the process, the types of weave, the terminology. The book is a must for all who want to understand what to ask for or look for in silk in India.
Review by “Silk Man “ (USA)
This book exceeded my expectations, because the sample pages shown in Amazon do not fairly represent this book. The book is well-written and well-organized. Many of the entries have a lot of interesting and informative bits of history. There are many colour photographs (you wouldn’t expect that in a “dictionary”) illustrating examples of the terms. The glossary on sarees near the end is quite informative and interesting, well illustrated in colour. I have collected many textiles from India for many years, but this book enables me to categorize a lot of the techniques (embroidery, brocade, weaving, etc.) and origins (geographic), and their history, adding new appreciation and interpretation to pieces I have owned for years. This book provides a concise and compact coverage of silk terms for India, and it would take a lot of time and effort to extract and condense all of this from the internet or other books. The quality of the paper and binding is much better than that of most books I have that were published in India. I highly recommend this book.
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