Handmade in India : Crafts of India Series
Author: Feisal Alkazi & Priti Jain
A source book on handicrafts, Handmade in India, is organized by the geographical distribution of the crafts across all states and regions of the country. It probes into the historical, social and cultural influences on crafts, design and craft processes, traditional and new markets, products and tools. Based on extensive field work and research, the book attempts to map craft clusters across the country identified on the basis of prevailing craft-work patterns. The book illustrates how the Indian craftsperson has demonstrated a deep understanding of materials and a mastery of the tools and techniques. The first-of-its-kind, this extensively illustrated publication is a useful resource for designers, artists, architects, interior designers, collectors and development professionals.