India has been an icon of skilled craftsmanship in the textile industry since time immemorial. In a heritage such as this, Gujarat stands out for its intricate handwork and artisanship. Gujarati textile involves sophisticated dying techniques, minute embroidery work, vibrant color palettes and most importantly, the passion, sweat and creativity of the weavers. This book explores all these aspects of Gujarat.
Textiles And Dress of Gujarat examines how the state’s clothes and attire form a part of the social life and defines the iconology of their persona. In this book, Eiluned Edwards traces the history of textiles in Gujarat and its journey and evolution into its present-day culture. Through this book, the reader gets a closer look into intricacy of design and embroidery, dyed textiles and painted ones, types of print, techniques used and lots more. Textiles and Dress of Gujarat was published by Grantha Corporation in 2011 and is available in hardcover.
- The book not only examines the cultural and technical aspects of Gujarati clothing but also connects it with its position in trade and commerce and their contribution to Indian economy and entrepreneurship opportunities.
About the Author
Eiluned Edwards was a senior research fellow at VA/London College of Fashion. She has been researching the production and consumption of textiles and dresses in India, for over 2 decades. She is a senior lecturer in design and visual culture at Nottingham Trent University.