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Textiles of the Banjara


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Foreword * 1. A strong Thread: The Banjara and their Embroidery * 2. History of a Wandering Tribe * 3. Embroidery: Song of the Cloth * 4. Banjara Style: Clothing and Ornament * 5. Revival: New Masters of the Art * Appendix: Line Drawings

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The first book on the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara, an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes centred in Rajasthan

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Charlotte Kwon is director of the Maiwa Textile Symposium, owner of Maiwa Handprints Ltd, and director of the Maiwa Foundation. In 2002 she curated an exhibition of tribal embroideries from the Kutch Desert. Tim McLaughlin is a professional photographer and writer. In collaboration with Charllotte Kwon he has edited and co-directed four documentary films.


'This book should be required reading for anyone who does not consider that textiles are a subject for serious study' - Selvedge

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