A couple of weeks ago I was talking about the importance of mindfulness and taking some time out. On those days the physical excursion of yoga or pilates is a bit much, this beautiful tome is ideal when you want to give yourself a break and unwind.
Packed with intricate patterns and decorative motifs, this paperback is a feast for the eyes. It features a lovely collection of photographs of India to give the designs some context. The book includes information on the history and culture of Indian patterns, so it’s a great resource.
Indian patterns have fascinated me since my youth and these beautiful composition are already providing me with plenty of inspiration for my own illustration practice.
I tell you what though, I do know someone who will love this book more than me – my mum! She loves a bit of colour therapy but more than that she has been having a mini love affair with Indian textiles and ceramics all her life. The combination of colouring in, historical context and gorgeous photography will really appeal to her and perhaps get me into the good books!
The book is published by Thames and Hudson and you can get it here.