ABOUT THE BOOK
What do ancient fragments of cloth found in Egypt have to do with modern-day Gujarat? The answer starts with A–and sets us off through the alphabet, building with blocks of a very different kind! A for Ajrakh, Be for Bagh, C for Chhipa… Each letter sparks off an aspect of block printing on textile, so that by Z for Zafran what we get is a fascinating patchwork of the styles, the motifs, the blocks, the dyes, and the skilled people who sustain and invigorate a centuries-old intricate craft.
- Outstanding production values
- The text is friendly and the design excellent. You almost feel the textiles jumping out of the pages
- Lots of information on block printing, but some letters are clearly a struggle to fill
- The alphabetic presentation makes the information haphazardly presented, with plenty of gaps