Pashmina: The Kashmir Shawl and Beyond (Vol. 60, Nos. 3 and 4)

By: Janet Rizvi with Monisha Ahmed

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The classic Kashmir shawl is among the most exquisite textiles ever woven, the product of consummate skill and artistry applied to one of the world's most delicate fibres. This authoritative study introduces the Kashmir shawl as a cultural artefact with a known history spanning four centuries. Lavishly illustrated and accessibly written, this book has much to offer textile scholars, and those interested in the history of Kashmir. CONTENTS Preface and Acknowledgements Maps Introduction "A Felicitous Conjunction" Part 1 THE FIBRE Chapter 1 Pashm and Other Animal Fibres Toosh and the Tibetan Antelope Chapter 2 Changra and Changpa: The Goats and Their Herders Monisha Ahmed Chapter 3 From Changthang to Srinagar: The Pashm Trade The Trade in History The Contemporary Trade Monisha Ahmed Part 2 THE TEXTILE Chapter 4 Spinners, Weavers, and Needleworkers Assembled and Recycled Shawls Chapter 5 Design and Designers Part 3 THE HISTORY Chapter 6 Early History: Conjecture and Speculation Chapter 7 The Mughal Period Chapter 8 The Iran Connection: the Termeh Chapter 9 The Business in the 19th Century Shawls in the Punjab Part 4 BY LAND AND SEA Chapter 10The Kashmir Shawl in India Chapter 11 The Kashmir Shawl in Iran, West Asia, and Russia Chapter 12 Shawls in the West Part 5 CASHMERE AND KASHMIR Chapter 13 Beyond the Shawl: Pashmina Becomes Cashmere The West Discovers the Fibre Cashmere: A Global Product Never out of Fashion: Cashmere Worldwide Monisha Ahmed Chapter 14 Meanwhile, Back in the Valley … Appendix I Myths, Misconceptions, and Oddities Appendix II Terminology and Glossary Notes and References Bibliography Picture Credits Index. Printed Pages: 324 wit 220 illustrations.

Title: Pashmina: The Kashmir Shawl and Beyond (Vol. 60, Nos. 3 and 4)

Author Name: Janet Rizvi with Monisha Ahmed

Categories: Textiles, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Marg Publications: 2009

ISBN: 8185026904

ISBN 13: 9788185026909

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 305 x 241 Mm

Seller ID: 027189

Keywords: Pashmina Shawl India