This is the second book in the "Living Traditions of India" series and it opens the reader to a luminous new world of arts and crafts. It highlights the interrelatedness of the various crafts, in patterns, motifs and colours and traces how, in Rajasthan, most crafts developed to answer royal needs and demands, and not to fulfil rural needs as in other parts of the country. It is illustrated with many colour photographs of the people who use, wear, and make these crafts, and who have ensured that these traditions live. This copy is in good condition: the dust jacket is clean but has light bumps to the edges. The brown board cover is very clean, but the lower spine and lower corners do have some bumping. Inside, the pages are fresh, clean and bright with no marking. A very good copy.