ISBN 9789380607573,Oceanscapes: Tamil Textiles In The Early Modern World

Oceanscapes: Tamil Textiles In The Early Modern World


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ISBN 9789380607573

Primus Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789380607573

ISBN-10 9380607571

Paper Back

Number of Pages 706 Pages
Language (English)

Textile arts

This book explores how Tamil textiles became a globally traded commodity, and circulated across the seas and oceans during the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, eventually being consumed by a wide variety of societies in Asia, Europe, Africa, and America. The author traces how the global diffusion of woven, painted, printed, and dyed cotton textiles occurred not only because of the skills of Tamil weavers and dyers, but also because of the political and the economic compulsions in the various regions it