344p., 128 Col Plts., 2 Maps, Gloss., Bib., Index, 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface; Map of Asia; Legend of the Map; Historical Perspective; Central Asia; Indian Sub-Continent; South East Asia; The Influence of Market Places.
Asian Embroidery is the result of an International Seminar held by Crafts Council of India, which was coordinated by the Well-known authority on textiles, Jasleen Dhamija. Writers, researchers, professors, who have spent a life time researching in different regions of Asia came together to share their knowledge. Besides well-known subjects as Phulkari, Bagh, the Central Asian Suzani, there are the little known embroideries of the Philippines, of Kyrgyzstan, of the Chinese settlers in Indonesia, the beadwork of Sarawak. There is the brilliant work of the symbolic significance of light and shining surfaces and a broad sweep of the creative expressions of different regions.