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Dhurries and A Century for the Century

The very first comprehensive guide to the dhurrie is NOW AVAILABLE at thebookshop. The dhurrie – for centuries the most popular floor-covering in the Indian subcontinent – is becoming a must-have item in Western homes. This book is an indispensable source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in colour and design. Each design pattern is carefully analysed and clearly illustrated, and spinning, dyeing and weaving techniques are thoroughly explained.



History · Technique · Pattern · Identification

by Nada Chaldecott
Photographs by Jamie Govier
Thames & Hudson

hardback in English
265 Illustrations, 248 in colour.


Any serious book collector (and the most serious belong to New York’s Grolier Club, that pre-eminent shrine for bibliophiles) harbors a latent penchant for book lists, particularly when presented in neat doses of one hundred titles. Here then are the 100 greatest printed books of the 20th century from L’Imprimerie Nationale’s 1900 pressing of Paul Verlaine’s Parallèlement, with lithographs by Pierre Bonnard, to Wild Carrot Letterpress’s illustrated 1996 selection of Rumi’s poetry Divan-E-Shams.


A Century for the Century:

Fine Printed Books 1900–1999

by Martin Hutner & Jerry Kelly
David R. Godine, Publisher

hardback in English

NOW AVAILABLE at thebookshop
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