The Flowering Desert

Textiles from Sindh

Hasan Askari, Nasreen Askari

A lavishly illustrated volume of Pakistani textiles of extraordinary colour and vibrancy from one of the most arid areas on Earth.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781911300717
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 11 X 10 inches
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Overview
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A lavishly illustrated volume of Pakistani textiles of extraordinary colour and vibrancy from one of the most arid areas on Earth.

The Flowering Desert: Textiles from Sindh focuses on a private collection of textiles from Sindh, Pakistan, which, according to some scholars, was the crucible in which the textile traditions of Gujarat and Rajasthan were forged. Sindhi textiles are unique inasmuch as they reflect a dimension that combines the harshness of the terrain with a quest for a mythical and unattainable beauty. The collection is recognised as being of outstanding merit and some of it has featured in exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

In addition to sumptuous reproductions of 120 remarkable objects the book includes contextual photographs of textiles in use.

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