Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Diana Vreeland, Louis Rousselet, Philippa Scott
1983 / 276 PAGES
The wonders of the world are many; among them are the Indian court garments of the period that goes from the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, exhibited in “Costumes of Royal India”, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The garments made for Indian courtiers between the 19th and 20th centuries are the subject of this volume. The slippers, the saris, the turbans, the exquisitely embroidered and bejeweled shirts, the robes, the pyjamas, the skirts and the veils. So many things chosen in the most extravagant way possible.
The profusion of gold and colours - the stupendous wonder of the pinks: pink roses; jades and turquoises; and the oranges and browns similar to pansy petals - everything enhances the spirit as the eye seeks out every detail in the fibres through the rubies, emeralds, and pearls.