For generations, women in villages of northern India have woven durries, flat tapestry, as part of the trousseau they take to their future home. Imaginative in design, bold in their use of colour, the durries are treasured items that are laid over the rough string webbing of the charpoi, the traditional Indian bed which is the central item of furniture in a village house. In this richly illustrated book, Ann Shankar and Jenny Housego explore the background to this facinating village tradition. They show how the designs and motifs still in use are part of a continuous illustrative language that goes back to the ancient civilisations of the region. With 152 illustrations, including 55 in colour and a map.
Bridal Durries of India
AuthorsShankar, Ann; Housego, Jenny