Wrapped in Beauty: Koelz Collection of Kashmiri Shawls

Grace Beardsley in collaboration with Carla M. Sinopoli

This richly illustrated volume examines the remarkable Kashmiri shawls of the Walter Koelz Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. Part I presents the history, production, forms, and ornamentation of Kashmiri shawls, focusing on the impact of social contexts and the advent of the Jacquard loom on shawl development. Part II is a detailed descriptive catalogue of the shawls in the Koelz Collection. An accompanying CD-ROM includes color illustrations of the shawls in the collection as well as a transcribed manuscript by Koelz.

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See related books:
The Himalayan Journey of Walter N. Koelz, Anthropological Papers 98, by Carla M. Sinopoli
Persian Diary, 1939-1941, Anthropological Papers 71, by Walter N. Koelz

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2005

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 246

Price: $40

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-60-9

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-949098-79-2

Monograph Series / Number: Anthropological Papers No. 93

Tables / Illustrations: 3 tables, 96 figures, plus 57 color illustrations

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