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Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia

Author: Sylvia Fraser-Lu
Publisher: Singapore ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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Textiles play an important role in the economic, social, and religious life of South-East Asia. This study of the area's textile traditions begins with an historical overview, and then introduces the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraser-Lu, Sylvia.
Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia.
Singapore ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)569339805
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Fraser-Lu
ISBN: 0195888707 9780195888706 0195889541 9780195889543
OCLC Number: 16867199
Description: xix, 229 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I.A general introduction to weaving : Setting the scene : The physical setting ; The human setting --
Getting ready to weave : Yarns ; Dyes ; Looms --
Textile techniques : Decorative dyeing techniques ; Decorative weaving techniques ; Combination techniques --
Clothing and ritual use of textiles : Textiles as clothing ; Symbolism and ritual ; Rites of passage --
Part II. A survey of textiles by country : Burma : Central and upper Burma ; Arakan ; Lower Burma, Kawthoolei, and Kayah states ; Shan states ; Kachin state ; Chin state --
Thailand : North-east Thailand ; Northern and central Thailand ; Southern Thailand ; Hill tribe weaving --
Indo-China : Laos ; Kampuchea ; Vietnam --
Malaysia and Brunei : North-east Malaysia ; Sarawak ; Sabah ; Brunei --
The Philippines : Northern Luzon ; Central Philippines ; Southern Philippines --
Indonesia: main islands : Sumatra ; Java ; Bali --
Indonesia: outer islands : Sulawesi ; Kalimantan ; Nusa Tenggara --
Conclusion : Problems and prospects.
Responsibility: Sylvia Fraser-Lu.
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