Rapture: The Art of Indian Textiles

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 311 x 241mm
All colour; 139 photographs and 1 map; 244 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 8189738801 | ISBN-13: 978-81-89738-80-8
 Craft, Art

 3995 |  135 |  75

The book celebrates India’s spectacular textile art, taking the reader on a visual odyssey spanning 500 years. It traces and showcases rare motifs and images created on cloth for India’s magnificent courts and temples, as well as for patrons in Europe and Asia. Many have never been published before or are almost forgotten. At a time when specialist studies have confined the appreciation and study of India’s historical textiles to academic circles and connoisseurs, Rapture: The Art of Indian Textiles offers a unique survey of the subject to a new generation of textile enthusiasts, practitioners, and researchers.

Rahul Jain
Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain is a textile researcher and historian who lives and works in New Delhi. His publications include technical studies of the traditional Indian drawloom, the woven silks of Sultanate India, as well as the court velvets, sashes, and luxury fabrics of Mughal India. He has also written about contemporary Indian hand-crafted textiles. He runs a workshop of traditional drawlooms in Varanasi.