Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:


Or use your Academic/Social account:


You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.


Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message


Verify Password:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Hollingworth, Hilary
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: NK, DS

Classified by OpenAIRE into

ACM Ref: GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS, ComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICS
This paper begins an investigation into, the practical, social, spiritual and protective roles of decorated textiles, in the Choli and Kanjari blouses of Gujarat with a detailed analysis of one item to begin to establish a model for the analysis of the items in collection of more than thirty garments and embroidered garment fragments brought from India in the early 1990’s. The discussion focuses on role of stitch and symbol in the garments worn by the women of various peoples of the craft villages around Bhuj, particularly the nomadic Rabari. The investigation of materials and techniques used in the making of a bodice is recorded and the stitches used are analysed. Patterns and methods used in the construction are included. Examples of the different ways stitches are worked add to the understanding of the decoration. This paper provides an insight into way of life that held stitch and stitching in high regard. It demonstrates how the practice of making textiles can form an understanding and communication link between people with very different backgrounds and experience of life. It raises questions about the changes that have taken place in the last 20 years and is it possible to promote a better understanding of the place of stitched textiles in the modern world.\ud Albeit that this last point is a constantly recurring question.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Kawamura, Yuniya. Doing research in fashion and dress. Oxford: Berg, 2011.
    • -. Fashion-ology. Oxford: Berg, 2005.
    • Morrell, Anne. The techniques of Indian Embroidery. London: B.T. Batsford, 1994.
    • Paine, Sheila. Embroidered Textiles. London: Thames and Hudson, 1990.
    • Parker, Mary S. The folkwear book of ethnic clothing. New York: Lark Books, 2002.
    • Randhawa, T.S. The Last Wanderers. New York: Grantha Corporation in association with Mapin Publishing Pvt., 1996.
    • Taylor, Lou. Doing the Laundry ? a resassesment of object-based Dress History. Vol. Fashion Theroy 2. no 4 vols. Berg, 1998.
    • -. Establishing dress history. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article