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Jaipur Quilts

Jaipur Quilts

by Krystyna Hellström

Jaipur Quilts

Jaipur, the famed Pink City of Rajasthan conjures up images of a bygone era in the mind’s eye. Of royalty and stories of gallantry and battlefield valour; of a desert landscape poised against vivid shades of colour; of art and aesthetics and above all, its vibrant people. Built in ad 1727, the splendour of its palaces and forts and the breathtaking array of its traditional crafts continue to attract tourists and connoisseurs of history and art from all corners of the world. The Jaipur textile industry has for long, inspired countless artists and designers to create exquisite products of both beauty and utility. The Jaipuri razai is a perfect example of this exclusive trend in its display of excellent traditional craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty as well as its high utility value.
Jaipur Quilts
Krystyna Hellström was born in Poland and lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied interior design in Florence, Italy, and History of Art at Lund University, Sweden. Her thesis was on Jaipur and Provencal quilts.
Krystyna worked with Swedish Television and for Emilio Pucci in his fashion house in Florence, which was one of the best places in the world to learn about exquisite textiles and original design. Writing for interior design magazines has been a natural outlet for her creative and writing skills.
Having visited India and especially Jaipur many times since the early eighties, Krystyna learned about Jaipur quilts and the local
quilt-making tradition on these visits.
ISBN: 978-81-920912-5-9
Size: 267 x 216mm 203pp
150 gsm art paper (matt)
All colour
2 illustrations
183 photographs

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