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Arts and Crafts of the Swat Valley : Arts & Crafts - Johannes Kalter

Arts and Crafts of the Swat Valley

Arts & Crafts

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1991
ISBN: 9780500973844
Number Of Pages: 180

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The upper Swat valley in the mountain region of north Pakistan, not well known even to those with a special interest in the Orient, has one of the most remarkable cultures in the Islamic world, influenced by the cultures of central Asia, China and India. The harvests from the valley's fertile soil have made possible the development of various castes practising a variety of crafts, and the mountains have long provided the raw material most important to Swat culture: wood. In no other rural area in the Islamic world do the buildings have such rich furnishings or such lavishly carved architectural elements. This book celebrates the powerful architecture and flourishing contemporary and archival photographs, which complement an informative text on the history of the region. elements.

ISBN: 9780500973844
ISBN-10: 0500973849
Series: Arts & Crafts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st March 1991
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 24.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1