21st-Century Embroidery in India: In Their Hands

2009, Prestel.

From the hard working craftsmen who inhabit a centuries- old tradition to the glamour of world –class catwalks, 21st century embroidery in India provides an intimate, richly illustrated view of the detail, production, merchandise and clientele of this unique craft. Sumptuous colour photographs capture the essence of its “temple” Mumbai- a city of vitality, spirituality and breathtaking economic extremes that a new generation of young Indians are steadily pushing toward prosperity, modernity and globalization. The roots of Indian Embroidery stretch back to the dawn of civilization, yet this fascinating craft currently plays a key role in the rapidly evolving world of sustainable luxury fashion. With stunning images and incisive commentary, this book offers specialist insight for fashionatas and experts, for photography lovers and Fair trade advocates alike.