Textiles of the Banjara -

Textiles of the Banjara

Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe

By Charlotte Kwon, Tim McLaughlin



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The Banjara - an ethnic group composed of semi-nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent - are renowned for their highly colourful textiles. Embellished with mirrors, shells and intricate embroidery. Banjara work displays a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Created to showcase embroidery skill, protect the owner from harm and channel auspicious powers, the Banjara technique is unique in India and a celebration of the strength of the women who practise it. This is the first book devoted to the traditional clothing and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their long history and investigating their links with the European Roma.

Product code: 9780500518373

ISBN 9780500518373
No. Of Pages 192
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H304xW227
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
On Sale Date 01/01/2016
The Banjara - an ethnic group composed of nomadic tribes, centered in the Indian state of Rajasthan - are renowned for their highly colourful textiles, often embellished with mirrors and intricate embroidery and produced from natural resources. This book is devoted to the traditions and embroidery of the Banjara.