Indian Jewellery
Dance of the Peacock
(Hardcover)

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India, the 'Golden Country', has since time immemorial, lured those in quest of spices, gold and precious gems. The principal trade routes across land and sea in the ancient world all led to India. As a repository of what was once the greatest concentration of mineral wealth on earth, this treasury of the world earned the epithet sone ki chidia or 'bird of gold'.
Spanning 5000 years of this glorious legacy, Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock takes an ethnographic approach, weaving in factual information with the many stories recounted by ancient travellers to India. The book pays homage to the aesthetics of the patron and the virtuosity of the craftsman. Above all. Indian Jewellery: Dance of the Peacock celebrates the human impulse to adorn.
More than 500 color plates provide a visual panorama, each item of jewellery meticulously photographed to set off its every technical and aesthetic nuance. Accessing collections that have never been documented before, the book showcases some of the most outstanding examples of Indian jewellery from all over the world.

AuthorUsha R.Bala Krishnan
BindingHardcover
EAN9788175083141
ISBN817508314X
Height1318 mm
Length968 mm
Width129 mm
Weight495 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages336
Product GroupBook
Publication Date1999-01-01
PublisherIndia Book House
StudioIndia Book House
Sales Rank373322

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