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The grace of four moons : dress, adornment, and the art of the body in modern India

Author: Pravina Shukla
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Material culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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"In this illustrated study, Pravina Shukla documents the clothing decisions made by ordinary people in their everyday lives. Drawing on fieldwork in Banaras, India, she describes the full process of body art, from the preparation of raw materials and manufacture of objects, through their sale and the interactions between merchants and consumers, to the consumer's use of objects in the assemblage of personal  Read more...
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Shukla, Pravina.
Grace of four moons.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608428256
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pravina Shukla
ISBN: 9780253349118 0253349117
OCLC Number: 148984537
Description: xi, 498 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Body art in Banaras --
Getting ready --
Gaze, sacred and secular --
Shopping for clothes --
Weaving saris --
Making jewelry --
Kanhaiya Lal --
Shopping along the Vishvanath Gali --
Assembling bangle sets --
Nina Khanchandani --
Neelam Chaturvedi --
Mukta Tripathi --
After the wedding --
Before the wedding --
The wedding --
The study of body art.
Series Title: Material culture (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Responsibility: Pravina Shukla ; photographs by Pravina Shukla and Henry Glassie.
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Aims to document the clothing decisions made by ordinary people in their everyday lives. Based on fieldwork conducted primarily in the city of Banaras, India, this work conceptualizes and realizes a  Read more...

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