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Textiles of Southeast Asia tradition, trade, and transformation by Robyn J. Maxwell

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Published by Periplus, Tuttle Pub. [distributor] in [Hong Kong], North Clarendon, VT .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Asia, Southeastern

Subjects:

  • Textile fabrics -- Asia, Southeastern -- Themes, motives

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Robyn Maxwell ; foreword by Mattiebelle Gittinger.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK8977.A1 M39 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination432 p. :
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3321484M
ISBN 100794601049
LC Control Number2004274389

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  This book is an excellent guide to the general SE Asia area's ethnic textile hed in Angela Thompson cover the key areas of interest including history, symbolism,traditions, techniques and links between the counties of SE Asia/5(5). Textiles of Southeast Asia is a great book for those collecting or interested in the history, culture and meaning of these textiles. It is well written and has great photos and discriptions. There are plenty of newer textiles that are beautiful but if you are looking for antique pieces this is a great field guide.5/5. Textiles form one of Indonesia's best known exports. They are also a significant Indonesian art form. Traditionally, spinning, dyeing, and weaving were tasks performed by women. They symbolized creation. Many of the designs also have special meaning. Some were used only for royalty.   This book considers the various ways Southeast Asian textile artisans reacted over the centuries to the steady stream of new and powerful ideas and raw materials arriving from India, China, the Islamic world and Europe. A detailed and definitive resource, Textiles of Southeast Asia is a welcome addition to the field of : Robyn Maxwell.

Traditional textiles are one of the most important and widely collected categories of Southeast Asian art. Formed from an extensive range of locally produced and imported raw materials and an astonishing variety of techniques, Southeast Asian textiles are used to fashion a variety of objects-items from everyday clothing to sacred and ceremonial regalia.5/5(7).   Every textile tells a story if you know what to look for, especially the antique textiles you’ll see in museums and elegant shops throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.. The raw material – cotton, silk, plant fibers or camel hair – tells you where the weaving was done. The colors speak volumes about when it was woven. And the patterns reveal the icons and symbols of the culture.   pages: 29 cm "First Periplus edition"--Title page verso Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index An introduction to Southeast Asian textile history -- The foundations -- Indian impressions -- Chinese themes -- Islamic conversions -- European incursions -- The changing role of textiles in Southeast Asia: conclusionsPages: Textiles of South-East Asia. [Angela Thompson] -- A variety of textile techniques from across South-East Asia are covered in this book, with explanations and detailed images of the craftwork in progress. # Southeast Asia.\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

This book considers the various ways Southeast Asian textile artisans reacted over the centuries to the steady stream of new and powerful ideas and raw materials arriving from India, China, the Islamic world and Europe. A detailed and definitive resource, Textiles of Southeast Asia is a Brand: Book Review: Batik, Traditional Textiles of Indonesia from the Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper Collections by Sandra Sardjono Roving Report: Journey to Lesser Known Museums of Southeast Asia by John Ang Tours: Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands by Sea Trek Sailing Adventures.   The previous articles on Buddhist manuscript textiles focused on manuscript wrappers, bags and textile book covers from mainland Southeast Asia and manuscript textiles from Nepal, Tibet, northwest China and these rare textile objects came to light during the curation of an exhibition on Buddhism at the British Library (25 October – 23 February ).   This book considers the various ways Southeast Asian textile artisans reacted over the centuries to the steady stream of new and powerful ideas and raw materials arriving from India, China, the Islamic world and Europe. A detailed and definitive resource, Textiles of Southeast Asia is a welcome addition to the field of textiles. About the Author.