Brigitte Singh Printress of the Mughal Garden



French-born Brigitte Singh first came to Sanganer, Jaipur’s hand-block printing center, as a student of miniatures three decades ago. Since then she has gained an international following for her textiles. This richly produced volume illustrates how Singh has approached her craft with an archeologist’s devotion, uncovering the long-obscured story of block printing in the subcontinent. Her work provides an alternate way to interpret the comingling of medieval and modern ideas through the evolution and transmission of motifs and craft techniques over centuries. Today, from her studio and production facility, she creates clothing and accessories as well as designs artisanal fabrics and furnishings for customers around the world. Her pieces are also in major museum collections including London’s V&A and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While her exquisite work yields a truly Indian aesthetic, her appeal is undeniably global. Edited by Bishwadeep Moitra (Mapin/ACC, 2018,  276 pp, 214 color illus, 9 in x 11.75 in)

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