Buy Costumes and Textiles of Royal India 2nd Revised edition by Ritu Kumar ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free . Costumes and Textiles of Royal India has 15 ratings and 2 reviews. Abdulrehman said: This very lavish book is an wonderful reference for any student of I. After years of searching through dusty museum collections and royal stores across India, acclaimed designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered many.

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A little about how you think the history of textile and design affects contemporary designers in the country today?

Wherever the textile came from, you found it highly influenced by the royalty of that area, and so it becomes important to trace the history of textile cotumes tracing the royalty in India. To study the evolution of costume is to study the history of a people and their relationship to their environment. Kumae was making a collection based on Indian clothing and I am so happy with this. The royal theme is naturally interwoven throughout and a large chapter is devoted to portraits of royalty.

Farhan Sheikh marked it as to-read Oct 09, Nas is currently reading it Mar 10, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I have actually had people oryal me if I would be interested in parting with it. Preeti Singh rated it it was amazing Dec 26, By Katia on May 27, Fashion.


No trivia or quizzes yet. A lot of what you are doing is conjecture.

In publishing this qnd, Ritu has attempted to share her own journey with people everywhere who are concerned with the relationship of head and heart.

With essays on the future of textiles by Ritu Sethi, the metamorphosis of rextiles sari by Sujata Assomull, and revivalism by Laila Tyabji, it captures the opportunities and challenges for Indian textiles.

This in-depth study of the Trivia About Costumes and Text Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Please try again later. After years of searching texiles dusty museum collections and royal stores across India, acclaimed designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered many of the last surviving examples of traditional royal clothing.

Want to Read saving…. Her book is a celebration of this rich legacy of textiles and craftsmanship.

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In the book, I have traced things back to ancient India, and included a small part on pre-ancient India I felt that it was important to have a beginning. Textiles in themselves are a very difficult thing to research. To accompany the exhibit, curator Rosemary Crill put together this volume, with beautifully illustrated essays on textiles from the subcontinent. Of course, once in a while a Chinese traveller etc. Karishma Lokhande marked it as to-read Mar 09, The Fabric of India.

A book masterfully written compiled vth great photos and in depth knowledge of the vast info on the untouched fashion background of royal india. And then, we exchanged one royalty for another, when the British came. Sari Styles, Patterns, History, Techniques.


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Shiveta rated it it was amazing Jul 04, Page 1 textilles 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Dimple Mody marked it as to-read Jul 02, September 9, 0. About Ritu Kumar Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who has developed a unique style combining the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship with contemporary innovations.

She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for fashion and her commitment to the revival and continuation of traditional craftsmanship. Showing of 3 reviews. Mustan Saifuddin rated it liked it Jul 19, The book took nine to 10 years. I bought this book at the textile museum in Washington, D.

Dhwani added it Aug 27, When I launched the book inI did a five city launch, but never really got around to doing a book reading. This royal family album is supplemented by stories of royal India told to the author by the last Rajmatas who still remember the costumfs of courtly life. Be the first to ask a question about Costumes and Textiles of Royal India.