Jaipur Quilts

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 267 x 216mm
All colour; 183 photographs and 2 illustrations; 203 pages; Flexiback
ISBN-10: 8192091252 | ISBN-13: 978-81-920912-5-9

 1495 |  49.99 |  25

Jaipur, the famed Pink City of Rajasthan conjures up images of a bygone era in the mind’s eye. Of royalty and stories of gallantry and battlefield valour; of a desert landscape poised against vivid shades of colour; of art and aesthetics and above all, its vibrant people. Built in ad 1727, the splendour of its palaces and forts and the breathtaking array of its traditional crafts continue to attract tourists and connoisseurs of history and art from all corners of the world. The Jaipur textile industry in Rajasthan has for long, inspired countless artists and designers to create exquisite products of both beauty and utility. The Jaipuri razai is a perfect example of this exclusive trend in its display of excellent traditional craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty as well as its high utility value.

Krystyna Hellstrom
Krystyna Hellstrom

Krystyna Hellström studied interior design in Florence, Italy, and history of art at the University of Lund in Sweden, writing her thesis on the quilts of Jaipur and of Provence. Krystyna has worked for Swedish television, and for Emilio Pucci in his fashion house in Florence: one of the best places in the world to refine one's knowledge of exquisite textiles and original design. She also writes for several interior design magazines.