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Muslin

Author: Sonia Ashmore
Publisher: London : V & A, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts the history of muslin from India to Europe (England, Scotland, France and Switzerland) to America, illustrated by examples from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Ashmore
ISBN: 9781851777143 1851777148
OCLC Number: 781677579
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: India (Mughal muslin ; Jamdani: flowered and figured muslin ; Chikan: embroidered muslin ; The trade in muslin ; British East India Company muslin ; Decline ; Revival) --
England (Fashionable muslin) --
Scotland (Paisley muslin ; Scottish muslin and Bengal ; Scotland and Irish muslin weavers ; 'Sewed' muslin) --
France and Switzerland (Switzerland and muslin ; Fashions for muslin in France ; Reigns of terror and pleasure) --
America --
Tales of woven air.
Responsibility: Sonia Ashmore.
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This book charts the history of muslin, a cotton textile so fine as to be almost invisible, and the story of its export from India to Europe and America, while illustrating some of the finest  Read more...

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