This gorgeous set of three 8"x8" books makes a great coffee table display. They are chock full of amazing photos and actual fabric samples and contain a wealth of information about the history of woodblock printing in India and the practices in use today.
This set of books is published by the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur, which describes the series as follows:
Balotra ~ The Complex Language of Print documents a village textile tradition where patterned attire identifies the community and status of the wearer. Assisted by the Yusef Yaseen family, this book represents a joint effort to protect endangered textiles.
Ajrakh ~ Patterns & Borders explores this popular abstract, geometric patterned cloth by revealing the complex technical processes and fascinating history of fabric that continues to be traded worldwide.
Sanganer ~ Traditional Textiles, Contemporary Cloth traces the evolution of hand block printing in a historic textile town and demonstrates the versatility of this living craft in face of modernization & ‘progress.’