The Glory of Indian Handicrafts
Authored by the great Handicrafts* Revivalist herself, this book has been written with the intent to connect the audience with the original forms of weaves & handicrafts that exist across India.
While it is a book on handicrafts & does not delve deeply into a specific form of Art or Iconography, it does go into the origins of some forms of Art & handicrafts. It also takes from perspectives & writings of* many imminent Art Historians, which makes it richer.
It is a textbook of sorts & has changed quite a few hands as you can see. I found it at the Flora Fountain Bookstalls, Mumbai.
Including here some of the lines that i connected with from the book because it echoes what i felt aamori should stand for as well. 'The concept behind handicrafts as originally conceived was imbuing everything used in daily life, no matter how common or mundane, with a touch of beauty to add brightness to an otherwise dull and drab existence. Infact in ancient Indian concept beauty was equated with godhood.'
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