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Published by Craft Museum in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Brocade,
  • Hand weaving -- India.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Rai Anand Krishna; Living weavers at work, by Vijay Krishna ; [edited by Ajit Mookerjee].
ContributionsAnand Krishna, 1925-, Krishna, Vijay., Mookerjee, Ajit.
The Physical Object
Pagination97, [1] p. :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19106917M

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