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Cloth that Changed the World – The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz Hardcover – 4 February 2020
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Chintz, a type of multicolored printed or painted cotton cloth, originated in India yet exerted influence far beyond its home shores: it became a driving force of the spice trade in the East Indies, and it attracted European merchants, who by the 17th century were importing millions of pieces. In the 18th century, Indian chintz became so coveted globally that Europeans attempted to imitate its uniquely vibrant dyes and design―a quest that eventually sparked the mechanical and business innovations that ushered in the Industrial Revolution, with its far-reaching societal impacts.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the fascinating and multidisciplinary stories of the widespread desire for Indian chintz over 1,000 years to its latest resurgence in modern fashion and home design. Based on the renowned Indian chintz collections held at the Royal Ontario Museum, the book showcases the genius of Indian chintz makers and the dazzling variety of works they have created for specialized markets: religious and court banners for India, monumental gilded wall hangings for elite homes in Europe and Thailand, luxury women’s dress for England, sacred hangings for ancestral ceremonies in Indonesia, and today’s runways of Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
“[A]n intriguing and fascinating narrative through centuries of trade, artistry, politics and culture drawn from the threads of this classic cloth”―Embroidery magazine
“Cloth That Changed the World offers a beautiful catalogue of the Royal Ontario Museum’s exceptional collection alongside diverse, authoritative texts.”―Avalon Fotheringham, Journal of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society of Great Britain
Shortlisted for the R. L. Shep Award, sponsored by The Textile Society of America
About the Author
- Publisher : Yale University Press (4 February 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 030024679X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0300246797
- Item Weight : 2 kg 10 g
- Dimensions : 23.62 x 2.79 x 30.99 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #248,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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