It's the trip of a lifetime--a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world.
Christine Chitnis is a writer and photographer who spent ten years traveling to India. She lives with her husband and three children in Providence, Rhode Island.
"Simply marvelous! In this beautiful book, Christine provides a
window through which we get to see the wonderful world of color and
design that are emblematic to India and its people."--Nik
Sharma, James Beard Award and IACP Julia Child First Book Award
finalist for Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food
"Patterns of India transports me back to my visits to Delhi and Jaipur. I can almost smell the floral, dusty fragrance that I remember so well. The celebratory colors, intricate patterns, and vivid sensory experience of the country comes across so well in this beautiful book."--Rebecca Atwood, textile and wallpaper designer and author of Living with Pattern and Living with Color
"India is a place where the delight and brilliance of the
colors, textures, and patterns immediately absorb you into the
present moment. Patterns of India is an inspiring celebration of
one of the most visually compelling and engaging destinations for
travelers and photographers, where every detail, from the mundane
to the sacred, is a divine expression of ancient and modern
artisanal mastery."--Emily Nathan, photographer and author of
My Tiny Atlas and founder of Tiny Atlas Quarterly
"Christine's photography takes us on an incredible journey into the
rich history of pattern and color in Rajasthan. She has conveyed
the strength of the Rajasthani visual aesthetic so perfectly
through her vivid imagery and thoughtful writing. Patterns of India
transports me right back to Rajasthan."--Sana Javeri Kadri,
founder of Diaspora Co.
"Patterns of India is a vibrant love story. Christine's passion for what is surely one of the most colorful countries on the planet is clear. She brilliantly captures the flow of daily life in the sensuous subcontinent and reveals the stories that lay embedded in India's visual landscape."--Fiona Caulfield, travel designer, travel writer, and author of the Love Travel Guides series