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DetailsArunachal Pradesh: It is known as the land of rising sun. Tribal lifestyles have remained unchanged over the decades as a result of which the costumes perfectly suited to their weather and lifestyle. With the increasing impact of the outside world, the tribal dress among the younger generation has yielded to new ideas and fashions in consonance with the march of time.Manipur: The growth of handicrafts and textiles is related to socio-religious functions and imbued with their philosophy of life. Traditionally, only two fibres are used for weaving cloth in Manipur, cotton and silk. There are three distinctive types of embroidery patterns in Manipur.Assam: This beautiful state is known for its natural beauty, cultural richness and diversity. Assam's great gift is muga silk. Diamonds in different characters form an interesting part of Assamese design. Finest examples of craft skills in Assam are its cane work.Students of National Institute of Fashion Technology, under the design education programmes, undertook a project on Craft Documentation concentrating on study of textile crafts, accessories and lifestyles of people in different regions of the country. This is a publication documenting the accounts of the Crafts and Textiles.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Vandana Bhandari has wide and varied experience in the teaching, research on Indian textiles and costumes, organising fashion shows and doing freelance designing and documentation of Indian Textiles. She has studied the traditions and lifestyle of the people of India and has an intimate knowledge and grasp of the multifarious diversity of India.A distinguished teacher and academic, Vandana Bhandari is a specialist in the subjects of Indian Textiles, Indian Costume, Draping, Fashion forecasting and Product development and Craft Studies. In 1985 she received a Masters degree from the MS University, Vadodara. This was followed by an indepth study on Womans Costume in the Thar Desert which added a Ph.D from Delhi University in 1996 to her list of accomplishments. Her knowledge of the technical intricacies of Indian clothing has been reinforced by the many courses and workshops she has additionally participated in from reputed institutions such as the National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi); Fashion Institute of Technology (New York); and London College of Fashion,UK. These include not only techniques of fashion design such as draping and pattern making, but also the intricacies of computerized knitwear, lingerie, stretch fabrics, woolen knitwear, and cotton jersey material.Vandana began her career with manufacturing her own designs of childrens clothing under the label Tiny Classics. However, her preference for the academic world led her to teaching and she is now a Professor at the Fashion and Textiles Department of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. Specializing in Indian textile crafts, she researched the little known and dying craft of Danka embroidery in Udaipur, Rajasthan, which culminated in a publication, and proposals for its revival. Institutes both in India and abroad have recognized the invaluable significance of her work with regard to sustaining livelihoods for artisans. She has worked on fashion forecast projects with Dupont Lycra and organized events and presented papers at the Asia Pacific Bridal Summit in different countries.
SKU Code PRK B 6305 Weight in Kg 0.2000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788172340216 Author Name VANDANA BHANDARI Publisher Name PRAKASH BOOKS