Professor in Textile Arts,
Design Program
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, California 95616   USA


Exhibitions Publications Curatorial Activities / Lectures papers & Workshops Selected citations in publications Artist's Statement




"Perspectives from the Rim,"   American Craft .   pp. 70-73.   October/November. 1991

"Allegories of Thread," Surface , Surface Design Association Journal.   16 : 4: pp. 4-6 and 38.   Summer. 1992

"Jewel Beetles,"   The India Magazine .   13 : 2: pp. 6-17, cover illustration.   January.   1993

"Shining Cloths of India," American Craft .   pp. 36-39. February/March.   1993

"Beetle Wings:   Jewels of Nature,"   Fiberarts .   19 : 5: pp. 52-56.   March/April. 1993

"Indian Mirror Embroidery from Gujarat,"   Ornament .   pp. 66-69.   Spring.   1993

"Kaleidoscopic Images,"   India Magazine .   13 : 6: pp. 7-15.   May.    1993

"An Overview of Beetle Elytra in Textiles and Ornament,"   Cultural Entomology Digest .   (No. 2), pp. 2-9.   February, 1994

"Heavy Metal-'Light' Work: Zardozi and Gota Work of India", Ars Textrina- A Journal of Textiles and Costume . Charles Babbage          Research Centre, Winnepeg, Canada, Vol. 23, pp. 11-33, August. 1995

"Shining Cloth: Exploration of Cultural Context", Surface , Journal of the Surface Design Association, 20:1, pp. 4-6.   Fall.   1995

"Recycled Textiles: Culture or Commodity", Ornament , 19:1, pp. 38-41.   Fall. 1995

  ˇ°A Vanishing Threadline,ˇ± the India Magazine , New Delhi, Vol. 15, No. 11, October 15,   pp. 52-57. (article) 1995

  ˇ°Roghan: Finger Art from India,ˇ± Fiberarts , Asheville, North Carolina, Vol. 21, No. 1, January/February, pp. 24-25.   (article) 1996

  ˇ°Torans: The Textile Door Hangings of Northwestern India,ˇ± Arts of Asia , Hong Kong, Vol. 26, No. 3, May/June, pp. 86-97. (research paper) 1996

  ˇ°Gold Print: All That Glittersˇ±, Session Abstracts , 14 th Annual Ars Textrina Conference on Textiles,   University of Nebraska, Lincoln, pp. 55-56. (juried abstract) 1996

  ˇ°Zardozi: Glittering Gold Embroidery by Charu Gupta,ˇ± The India Magazine , New Delhi, Vol. 16, August/September, pp. 76-77.   (invited book review) 1996

  ˇ°Gold Print: All that Glitters,ˇ± Ars Textrina Journal of Textiles , Charles Babbage Research Centre, Winnipeg, Canada, Vol, 26, December, pp. 129-153. (juried research paper) 1996

  ˇ°Ars Textrina Conference in Nebraska,ˇ± Fiberarts , Asheville, North Carolina, Vol. 23, No. 4, January/February, p. 28. (invited review) 1997

"What the Textiles Tell: A Maharani's Revealing Tale", in Re-Presenting Women: Women in the Literary, Performing and Visual Arts of India , April 24-27, Center for South Asia Studies, University of California Berkeley, CA. (invited seminar paper) 1997

  ˇ°Splendid Patterns,ˇ± Surface Design Journal , Vol. 22, November 2, Winter, pp. 20-22 and 56-57. 1998

Cutting Apart Culture: Commoditization of Indian Embroideries,ˇ± 1997 Proceedings: Juried Papers , 15 th Annual Ars Textrina Conference on Textiles, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, pp. 21-22. (juried abstract) 1997

  ˇ°Culture Cut Apart? Rural Indian Embroideries and Commodization,ˇ± Marg , Bombay, Vol. 49, No. 3, March, pp. 70-77. (research paper) 1998

The Language of the Needle: Textile Arts of Rural India , The Textile Museum, Toronto, Canada, December 1998.   (research paper/essay) 1998

  ˇ°The Dark Side of the Shine,ˇ± The Costume Society of America 25 t h Anniversary Annual Meetings and Symposium Abstract:   Metals in Dress and Adornment , May 27-31, p. 17. 1998

"A Maharani's Legacy," Hali , London, England, September/October, Issue 106, p. 83. (formerly In Press 1, peer-reviewed article.   Entire paper appears in binder "Re-Presenting Women, Lectures, Papers and Workshops # 110) 1999

The Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment that Glitter , Thames and Hudson Ltd., London and Thames and Hudson Inc., New York.   (book) 1999

"Remnants of Solar Worship in Central and Northwest Asian Embroideries," 17th Annual Ars Textrina International Conference on Textiles Proceedings , University of Leeds, England, June 28-30.   (abstract in proceedings) 2000

Integrated lessons for the Shining Cloth: Dress and Adornment that Glitter (book, CD ROM and Web site) 2000

"De-coding the Divine: Kathi Embroideries of Saurashtra" in organized session: "Reflecting on the Upper World: Textiles of Heaven and Earth," Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings , Santa Fe, MN, September 19-23.   (abstract in proceedings) 2000

"Emeralds on Wing: Jewel Beetles in Textiles and Adornment," Les Insectes dans la Tradition Orale Colloque Proceedings , Langues et Civilisations ? Tradition Orale, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris (Villejuif), France, October 3-6.   (abstract in proceedings) 2000

"Textiles, Craft and Tourism," Laos Textile Festival "Culture of Peace" Proceedings and Papers , Laos Ministry of Information and Culture, Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, Lao Women's Union, and Phaeng Mai Gallery, Vientiane, Laos, November 8-10.   (paper in proceedings) 2000

"Layers of Meaning: Embellished Cloth for Body and Soul," Embroidery: Creativity and Tradition Conference Proceedings and Papers , organized by UNESCO, Crafts Council of India, Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh, Delhi Crafts Council, at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, India, January 4-9.   (paper in proceedings) 2001

"De-coding the Divine: Kathi Embroideries of Saurashtra" in Approaching Textiles; Varying Viewpoints: Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America , Earleville, MD.   (paper, pp. 101-111) 2001

"Into the Surface: Meaning, Metaphor and Magic," 18th Annual Ars Textrina International Conference on Textiles Proceedings , Luther College and Vesterheim Norweigan Museum, Decorah, IA, June 22-24.   (abstract in proceedings) 2001

Integrated Readings and Assignments - Spirit Houses, Shrines and Altars.    (book, CD ROM and Web site) 2001

"With Just a Rectangle and a Seam: Elaborations on Southeast Asian Lower Body Garments," Wrapped and Draped: Alternative Fashions ,   University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, September 14-16.   (abstract in proceedings,) 2001

"Clear as Black and White: Dualism in Central Asian Textiles," 20th Annual Ars Textrina International Conference on Textiles Proceedings , Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, June 27-29.   (abstract in proceedings) 2002

"Fragile Hope: Lifesaving Textiles in a Time of War", Textile Society of America Newsletter , Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring issue.   (exhibition review) 2003

"From Nature to the Unnatural: Evolving Changes in Shining Cloth", World Eco-Fiber and Textile Forum 2003 : Hand-painted, Printed and Decorated Textiles , Heidi Munan, editor, Sept., Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. pp. 8-20.   (paper) 2003

"Emeraudes Ailees" les Scarabees Precieux dans le Textile et la Parure" in Les Insectes dans la Tradition Orale , Elisabeth Motte-Florac and Jacqueline M. C. Thomas, editors.   Peeters-Selaf (Ethnosciences 5), Paris, France.   (paper in book) 2004

"South Asian Textiles" in Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion , Valerie Steele, editor in chief, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, New York, (chapter in book) in press. 2004


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