Lao Textiles and Traditions

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Lao Textiles and Traditions focuses on the historical and cultural background of the Lao-Tai, whose exquisitely woven textiles with rich natural dyes and intricately fashioned designs have amazed and intrigued textile connoisseurs for years. Beautifully illustrated, the book tells the story of the people who created these masterpieces and who are still living lives intimately bound to their traditions and textiles.

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Overview

Lao Textiles and Traditions focuses on the historical and cultural background of the Lao-Tai, whose exquisitely woven textiles with rich natural dyes and intricately fashioned designs have amazed and intrigued textile connoisseurs for years. Beautifully illustrated, the book tells the story of the people who created these masterpieces and who are still living lives intimately bound to their traditions and textiles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789835600012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/15/1997
  • Series: Images of Asia Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Setting the Scene 1
2 Preparing the Cloth 12
3 Textiles for Daily Life 23
4 Textiles Used in Rites of Passage 34
5 Textiles for Religious and Ritual Use 45
6 Textiles as Clothing 54
7 Traditions and Transitions 68
Glossary 74
Select Bibliography 77
Index 79
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