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Textiles Of Southeast Asia

Author : Robyn Maxwell
ISBN : 9781462906987
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Textiles provide a visual history of a country's culture and crafting traditions in a way few other things can accomplish. In Textiles of Southeast Asia, Dr. Robyn Maxwell provides the definitive work on Southeast Asian textiles. Traditional textiles are one of the most widely collected and important categories of Southeast Asian art. Using an extensive range of locally produced raw materials and an astonishing array of techniques—including applique, weaving, batik and embroidery—the textiles of Southeast Asia are astonishing in their versatility and originality. Textiles are used to fashion everything from everyday clothing to sacred and ceremonial costumes, shrouds and wrapping cloths, hangings, banners and ritual regalia—all of which are represented and explained in Textiles of Southeast Asia. This authoritative text focuses on the changing relationship between indigenous Southeast Asian traditions and the outside influences continuing to be brought to the area, which change the nature of the region's textile traditions. 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.

Textiles Of Southeast Asia

Author : Robyn J. Maxwell
ISBN : 9676530603
Genre : Design
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Used in the manufacture of clothing, sacred costume, shrouds, hangings, and ritual regalia, traditional textiles are one of the most vital and important South-East Asian art-forms. Produced by many different types of applique and decorative weaving, batik, embroidery, ikat and other forms of tye-dyeing, this authoritative and superbly illustrated guide demonstrates that the textiles are not only items of great artistic merit, but are also a fascinating record of indigenous, Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and European social, religious, and cultural influences on the region.

Flowers Dragons Pine Trees

Author : Mary M. Dusenbury
ISBN : 1555952380
Genre : Art
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Written for both specialist and general audiences, this stunning volume places new research within a comprehensive socio-historic context, including information on technique, production, iconography, function, patronage, and trade. Five maps, a glossary

Textiles For This World And Beyond

Author : Mattiebelle Gittinger
ISBN : 1857593766
Genre : Art
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This lavishly illustrated book, published to accompany the exhibition Textiles for this World and Beyond: Treasures from Insular Southeast Asia at the Textile Museum, Washington DC, April 1, 2005 through September 18, 2005, presents a fascinating overview of the use of cloth, its function in society and the messages contained within colour, pattern and technique. Encompassing Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Indonesian and Malaysian societies, it describes how each share a common heritage by their extraordinary sense of the power of cloth: whether as a sign of benevolence from the gods to a ruler, a supreme honour to the dead, symbols of contractual alliances or as items of beauty and conceit. Within the South East Asian continent, the fine details of textile construction and usage weave a historical record of these societies. This beautifully designed and informative book reveals this legacy in a concise and fascinating way.

Textiles Production Trade And Demand

Author : Maureen Fennell Mazzaoui
ISBN : 9781351895576
Genre : History
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This volume examines the role of textiles within the expanding global economy in the Age of European Exploration. Major themes include: the opening of new markets and responses to competition in the cloth trade, evolving techniques and modes of production, and changes in the patterns of consumption of local and imported cloth in a comparative, cross-cultural context.

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of Consumption

Author : Frank Trentmann
ISBN : 9780191624353
Genre : Business & Economics
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The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.

Splendid Symbols

Author : Mattiebelle Gittinger
ISBN : 0195826302
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Five Centuries Of Indonesian Textiles

Author : Ruth Barnes
ISBN : 3791350714
Genre : Art
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Including many rare and antique examples, this luxurious volume introduces readers to the intoxicating and complex beauty of Indonesian cloth. Since the 1970s Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has been building her collection of exquisite ceremonial garments and sacred textiles from throughout Indonesia's chain of tropical islands. Dating from the past five centuries and brought together here for the first time in book form, these woven and batiked hangings, ceremonial mats, jackets, shawls, and head cloths form a stunning array that will draw the attention of anyone with a love of art, fine craftsmanship, and design. Large, elegantly presented photographs show the textiles in incredible closeup detail and full expanse, making it possible to appreciate their technical brillance and rich colors as well as the dazzling assortment of intricate patterns and motifs. Including essays by leading anthropologists and art historians, this book brings readers into a world ruled by the belief that weavings communicate with and transform those who come into contact with them.

Sari To Sarong

Author : Robyn J. Maxwell
ISBN : UOM:39015058286322
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Drawn from the National Gallery's extensive collection of silks, cottons, batiks, gold brocades, tie-dyes and embroideries, this book features some of the greatest surviving examples of traditional Indian and Indonesian textiles. Traversing the Indian Ocean via sailors and merchants, priests and warriors, these textiles feature Ramayana epics, elephant and camel processions, trading ships and floral designs. Sari to sarong documents the remarkable exchange of ideas, materials, design and imagery (royal and religious) which has occurred between the two great cultures of India and Indonesia.

The Secrets Of Southeast Asian Textiles

Author : Jane Puranananda
ISBN : 9749863380
Genre : Art
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"Diana K. Myers highlights comparisons between Bhutanese and Southeast Asian textiles; Gillian Green writes on Cambodian textile hangings; John Guy, Roy W. Hamilton and Robyn J. Maxwell examine three very different aspects of Indonesia textiles; Susan Conway investigates Shamanistic practices among the Shan, while Barbara G. Fraser and David W. Fraser, Vibha Joshi and Piriya Krairiksh have researched the textiles of three other minority groups living in Myanmar; Patricia Cheesman and Linda McIntosh explore the implications of Lao women's dress for Thailand, two authors, Leedom Lefferts and Suriya Smutkupt explain the relationship between Buddhism and textiles, while Thirabhand Chandrachareon discusses royal brocades; finally, Michael Howard shows how the Tai peoples of Vietnam use textiles to denote status and religion." --book cover.

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