Need help helping others. Medieval Indian
> Message: 16Here is a book that I own that is specifically on
> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:17:59 -0500 (CDT)
> From: jeffrey.heilveil@...
> Subject: Need help helping others. Medieval Indian
> So it's hard being so focused on cookery. You end
> up looking at "Indian
> garb" and thinking... well, that's clearly modern,
> but now being able to
> make helpful suggestions because you just don't
> Are there decent sources for period Indian garb, or
> better yet, sources
> for either archaeological finds, extant pieces, or
> at least paintings of
> Indians in period that I could point others towards?
> And for those of you who are inclined towards
> linguistic precision in the
> naming of peoples, I mean the peoples near the
> Indian Ocean, not those of
> the nearctic region.
> Cu drag,
The sari : styles, patterns, history, techniques /
Linda Lynton ; photographs by Sanjay K. Singh.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1995.
208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm.
It shows the different wrapping styles by region
and, whereever possible, shows ancient works of
art to show how old the style it.
There is also this:
Traditional Indian costumes & textiles / Parul
Bhatnagar. 1st ed.
Chandigarh : Abhishek Publications, 2004.
97 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
As for period Indian paintings, there are quite a
few books on the history of Indian art. You can
find them in your local library.
Here is one that is a cooking manuscript that has been
The Ni`matnama manuscript of the sultans of Mandu :
the Sultan's book of delights / translated by Norah M.
Titley. London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
ISBN: 041535059X (cloth)
It has various illuminations of the Sultan, his
court and his cooks, both male and female.
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