The Textile Lovers Instagram/CollectiviteaI love receiving gifts that are books, and apart from fiction, books about fabrics and textiles are firm favorites! So if you know someone who loves fabrics/textiles or wants to know more about a certain type of fabric or will just enjoy looking at all the pictures of the vibrant weaves, prints and patterns that are a part of our collective history, you may want to bookmark this guide. Most of these are recent books and you may feel free to get me a copy as well!

1.) The Fabric Of India by Rosemary Crill and 2.) Textiles The Whole Story. To this, I would add Chintz, also by Rosemary Crill. Any, or all of these together, would make such a lovely gift, and not just for the holiday season. 3.) Liberty: British Colour Pattern showcases the iconic prints from the archives of the London department store. 4.) African Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection 5.) Kalamkari Temple Hangings by Anna L. Dallapiccola: This books comes out in January 2016, otherwise it would be at the top of my list. Kalamkari paintings and prints are known for their intricacy and attention to detail and the book looks like a sumptuous feast for the eyes!

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