From Dashes To Dragons: The Ikats-patterned Textiles Of Southeast Asia
Studies in the Material Cultures of Southeast Asia No. 14 Series Editor: Michael C. Howard
This works provides a comprehensive survey of Southeast Asia's ikat-patterned textiles. These include some of the most dramatic textiles from the region such as the famous warp ikat-patterned textiles of Sumba along with many textiles that are of great importance to the cultural heritage of the region, such as the Tai tubeskirt cloths with weft ikat gray heron motifs and the double ikat-cloths from Tenganan, Bali. The book includes a discussion of ikat techniques and the origin and diffusion of ikat in Southeast Asia. This is followed by surveys of the ikat-patterned textiles of peoples speaking Tai, Austronesian, Mon-Khmer and Tibeto-Burman languages. 296 color photographs accompany the text.
Large size 210 x 295 mm.
280 pages, 34 pp. illus., 94 pp. illus. in col.
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