Textiles And Identity In Brunei Darussalam by Siti Norkhalbi Haji Wahsalfelah
Studies in the Material Cultures of Southeast Asia No. 11
Textiles and Identity in Brunei Darussalam examines the role traditional textiles have played in modern Brunei Darussalam. Hand-woven textiles are an important part of Brunei traditional culture. The book examines the types of textiles and the roles that they have played in different situations, such as serving as signifiers of social status, wealth, and political prominence. The study focuses on how locally woven textiles have been used to express and construct identity, especially Brunei Malay identity and Brunei national identity. The book includes 75 color photographs.
142 pages,35 pp. illus. in col., 210 x 295 mm