Bangkok. River Books. 2003. Stock ID #180353 A beautiful and scholarly work. Recommended! When referring to this item please quote stockid 180353.
300 colour photographic illustrations, 320pp, appendices, glossary, bibliography. 29 x 22.5cm. Opening between gatherings in one place causing the gathering to stand a little proud, otherwise very good hardback in dustjacket.
"This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practice. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially - commissioned line drawings and diagrams.
The fully-researched text:
*Aligns the evolution of Cambodian costumes and textiles with significant events from the Angkorian period forward.
* Explains weaving and decorative processes, traditional tools and implements, the preparation of silk and cotton yarns, and the sources of natural dyes.
*Explores the cultural significance and origins of the motifs and patterns.
*Explains in detail the variety of forms and fabrics of sampot hipwrappers traditionally worn by both men and women through to the present day.
*Elucidates the role of temple hangings pidan in Buddhist life.
*Introduces the enigmatic 'ship cloths' used in the end-of-rainy season festivals.
*Details costumes for classic and rural dance; and those of the indigenous highland Khmer.
The book also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms: a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index.
A beautiful and scholarly work. Recommended!
When referring to this item please quote stockid 180353.
Price: $75.00 AU