The transnational spaces of things : South Asian textiles in Britain and The Grammar of Ornament. / Crang, Philip; Ashmore, Sonia.

In: European Review of History, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2009, p. 655-678.

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In: European Review of History, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2009, p. 655-678.

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Crang, Philip ; Ashmore, Sonia. / The transnational spaces of things : South Asian textiles in Britain and The Grammar of Ornament. In: European Review of History. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 655-678.

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