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Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colours, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan

Author

Christine Chitnis

Published Date

03-03-2020

Publisher

Clarkson Potter

ISBN

9780525577096

Combined with eloquent, contextual prose, Patterns of India provides a steady thread exploring the symbiotic relationship between colour and pattern.

About this book

In 2009, Christine Chitnis embarked on her very first trip to India to explore her husband’s heritage. Over the following years she made regular trips to India to photograph Rajasthan’s people, food, culture and diverse daily life. After accumulating an archive of thousands of hyper-saturated images, largely in the north-western region of Rajasthan, Chitnis published Patterns of India. Over 200 photographs have been conscientiously organized into chapters that correspond to the region’s five dominant colours: royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory and rose. Combined with eloquent, contextual prose, Patterns of India provides a steady thread exploring the symbiotic relationship between colour and pattern. The visuals included in the book capture ordinary, day-to-day life in the region. Her thorough research and personal connection with the land have enriched the structure and content of this book. It is a beautiful presentation of Rajasthani everyday life and its textiles.

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