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Contemporary Indian Textiles
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 305 x 225mm
All colour; 150 photographs
ISBN-10: 938309883X | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-83-5

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This is an unusual and vital examination of how the rich and diverse textile craft tradition has been adopted and adapted by craftsmen, designers and artists. Traditional techniques and motifs are re-worked in entirely different ways with experimentation, not perfection, being the goal.

Maggie Baxter
Maggie Baxter

Maggie Baxter is an Australian artist, writer, independent curator and public art coordinator. She first visited India in 1990 and has since been a frequent visitor, particularly to Kutch, in Gujarat, where she maintains a textile arts practice that uses traditional textile techniques as media for contemporary art. She has exhibited regularly since 1984 in both group and solo exhibitions in Australia, India, Japan and UK. She held her first solo exhibition in India at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in December 2004, for which she won their award for the Best Design and Craft Show 2004. In Australia she works primarily in the area of public art coordination managing a significant number of large-scale individual integrated artworks for major urban redevelopment projects.