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Kam women artisans of China : dawn of the butterflies

Author: Marie Anna Lee
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, [2018] ©2018
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Deep in the fir woods of southwestern China, in a village called Dimen, live several women who are masters of many cultural arts. Following the centuries-old lifestyle of their ancestors, they are  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Anna Lee
ISBN: 1527505537 9781527505537
OCLC Number: 1013934408
Description: xiii, 275 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: Arrival --
1. Introduction --
1.1. Broken thread: heritage that survival centuries about to be forgotten --
1.2 Finding the story's thread: preceding projects --
1.3 Tying the knot: apprenticeship --
1.4 Weaving the tale: matriarchs' lessons, big and small --
2. Places and faces --
2.1. The 'hidden' Kam: the Kam ethnic group --
2.2. Dimen, the Kam spring: Dimen highlights --
2.3 The 'living' museum: Dimen Dong Cultural Eco Museum --
3. The living legends --
3.1. The Za at a glance: five matriarchs I apprenticed with --
3.2. Wu Meitz: the humble wealth of knowledge who never judges the younger generations --
3.3 Wu Gaitian: the only one who remembers the origin of all beings --
3.4. Wu Mnci: the widow who raised five sons and sang through it --
3.5. Wu Yingniang: the one who sees once and remembers everything --
3.6. Wu Huazhuan: the orphan who never went to school but learned it all --
4. Papermaking --
4.1. Paper magic: magic of Kam paper --
4.2. Bark stripping: separating bark layers with a sickle --
4.3. Mulberry hunt: finding mulberry tree branches --
4.4. Endless mashing: making paper --
4.5. Different processes, same results: slightly different techniques to make paper --
4.6. Little books to store her treasures: making paper purses --
5. Back-strap loom --
5.1. Weaving ABCs: introduction to weaving and back-strap looms --
5.2. Liping interlude: gathering with Wu Mnci and her family in Liping --
5.3. Colorful threading: making a back-strap loom and warping it --5.4. Flower my belts: weaving 'flower' belts on a back-strap loom --
5.5. Baby steps: we weave a simple pattern on a back-strap loom --
5.6. After all, practice makes perfect: restretching warp on a back-strap loom and making secondary heddles --
6. Spinning and preparing thread --
6.1. From flowers to fabric: making Kam fabric --
6.2. Yarn beyond compare: spinning yarn from ramie fibers --
6.3. Sunny twists: preparing cotton thread --
6.4. Songs and cones: winding threads on cones and preparing the warp --
7. Frame loom --
7.1. Great-great-grandmother's loom: Wu Meitz tells the history of her loom --
7.2. Let the timber sing: Kam loom anatomy --7.3. Dressing the loom: beaming the warp and preparing the loom --
8. From back-strap to frame loom --
8.1. Breaking the back on warping benches: warping a frame loom to make narrow drawstrings --
8.2. Drawstring as an art form: weaving narrow decorative drawstrings on a frame loom --
9. Indigo paste --
9.1. Indigo blues: indigo around the world --
9.2. Two tales of orphaned girls: taboo surrounding indigo --
9.3. Four seasons: taking care of indigo plants --
9.4. Making the Kam gold: preparing indigo paste --
10. Indigo vat --
10.1. Grandmother's bath: preparing an indigo dyebath --
10.2. Blue do-over: redoing indigo dyebath --
10.3. Sometimes others know better: Miao people's indigo dyebath --
11. Dying the indigo --
11.1 Blue nails are in: dying hand-made cloth in indigo --
11.2. Dye, dye, dye some more: second indigo dyeing lesson --
11.3. Interlude: feast for a baby: we visit a baby celebration --
11.4. Loop backwards: I hang the cloth the wrong way --
11.5. Our blues of the blues: we dye in our vat, unassisted --
12. Post-indigo treatment --
12.1. Stiff beans: treating the cloth with bean starch --
12.2. Mountain goats: finding roots and leaves to make red dye --
12.3. Red to black: making red dyestuff and apply it to indigo-dyed cloth --
12.4. Ox sludge: making ox skin liquid and treating the fabric with it --
13. Pleated skirt --
13.1. Sticky flutes: pleating fabric for a skirt --
13.2. Itchy hair: sewing pleats together and stiffening the skirt in ox skin liquid --
13.3. Hollow buckets: steaming the skirt pleats and dyeing them in indigo --
13.4. Sticky stiching: hand-sewing the skirt --
14. Embroidery --
14.1. Sunflowers and moths: Kam embroidery --
14.2. The ageless under-apron: under-apron made more than sixty-five years ago --
14.3. Bridge super sampler: Wu Mnci shows her embroidery --
14.4. Flower past blossom: satin stitch embroidery technique --
14.5. Glasses rule: embroidering with Wu Huazhuan and her friends --
14.6. A butterfly needs flowers to live: embroidering a hat --
14.7. Feng Shui master's patterns: cutting embroidery patterns --
14.8. Centipedes, dragons, and snakes: Dimen motifs --
15. Garments --
15.1. Made in China, by the Kam: introduction to Kam garments in Dimen --
15.2. Subtle patterns: sewing patterns for a jacket --
15.3. Who needs tailor's chalk?: Cutting fabric --
15.4. Not my grandma's sewing machine: sewing a jacket --
Birds in song: sewing an under-apron and calf-wraps --
15.6. Dragon shoes: making pointed cloth shoes --
16. "Kamness" in making --
16.1. Dinner that made us family: how we earned a place by serving the women --
16.2. The whole package: learning from the lifestyle --
16.3. Different times, different songs: Kam songs --
16.4. Dramatic didactics: Kam opera --
16.5. No nails needed: Kam architecture --
16.6 Haven no more: impact of industrialization and globalization --
16.7. Building bridges: hope for the future --
16.8. Butterfly songs: how the Za found their voice --
Glossary --
Kam vocabulary --
Conversion chart --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Dawn of the butterflies
Responsibility: Marie Anna Lee.

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