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‘When Indian Flowers Bloomed in Europe’: Book throws light on masterworks of Indian trade textiles

‘When Indian Flowers Bloomed in Europe’: Book throws light on masterworks of Indian trade textiles

TAPI, a private collection in the city of Surat as well as a phrase for ‘Textiles and also Art of individuals of India’, is a testament to the rich and vibrant tapestry of India’s textile and also art heritage.

A new publication informs the story of just how Indian handcrafted fabrics, including dye-painted chintzes as well as stitched palampores, made their way to Europe as well as inspired European fabric production.

Published by Niyogi Books, “When Indian Flowers Bloomed in Europe” is an in-depth research of 30 one-of-a-kind textile items from the 17th as well as 18th centuries in the TAPI Collection along with similar pieces in galleries worldwide. Guide is authored by Dutch chronicler Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis.

TAPI, a private collection in the city of Surat as well as a phrase for ‘Textiles as well as Art of the People of India’, is a testament to the rich as well as colourful tapestry of India’s textile and art heritage. Established by Praful as well as Shilpa Shah, it is named after the River Tapi of Surat as a tribute to the city– its residence.

“Some twenty years ago I took place to satisfy Shilpa and also Praful Shah at a textile fair in London, while they were considering an Indian chintz in the stand of one of the participating art dealerships.
“We stayed in call, and also as the time went on, we exchanged e-mails extremely routinely. Guide is a result of our common rate of interest in Indian profession fabrics,” the writer said in a statement.
Guide clarifies how the merchant companies of Europe, established with the purpose of sourcing unique eastern seasonings, come across Indian handmade textiles and found these a very rewarding product for their house markets.

Accompanied by seldom seen pictures from galleries and also private collections, the helpful message likewise features instances of delicately hand-drawn dye-painted cotton chintzes made in the Coromandel Coastline, and stitched palampores and also garment items made in Gujarat and also the Deccan.

“These brightly formed, cleanable, colourfast and also inexpensive cottons so captivated European society that they presented a risk to their regional fabric manufacturers. This catalogue is aimed as a pleased salute to those nameless, knowledgeable artisans of the past that remained not aware of the massive tradition they were to leave,” said Shilpa Shah, founder of the TAPI Collection.

According to the publishers, the book is a “visual delight” featuring excellent examples of handcrafted Indian fabrics and also embroidery from the TAPI Collection.

“This book is an important addition to fabric background as it explores just how Indian handcrafted fabrics, such as dye-painted chintzes and also stitched palampores, made their way to Europe in the 17th as well as 18th centuries as well as inspired European fabric production,” claimed Trisha De Niyogi, director and COO of Niyogi Books.

“When Indian Flowers Bloomed in Europe” is presently available for sale across offline and on-line shops.

Last Updated:  10 January 2023

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