Abrbandi: Ikats Of Central Asia


by Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Abrbandi: Ikats Of Central Asia

Price:  US$52.00   (SGD65.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 192 pages
Published:  2006, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789834084585
SB#:  040224 (708)

About This Book

This volume celebrates the collection of abrbandi, ikat textiles of Central Asia, held at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia. An overview of the area's historical background also traces the rise and importance of the silk industry and shows how its products had great significance in the courts and palaces of Central Asia. The development of weaving and ikat techniques, the training of weavers and dyers, the styles of motifs and decorative patterns, and the construction of garments for men and women are all discussed with the use of drawings and archival photographs. Some 130 colour plates present the vivid diversity of the Islamic Museum's collection. Glossary and bibliography.


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