Textiles of the Highland Peoples of Burma Volume 2 by Michael C. Howard
The Northern Mon-Khmer, Rawang, Upland Burmish, Lolo, Karen, Tai, and Hmong-Mien-speaking Groups
This volume deals with groups not covered by volume 1. These include the Palaung, Wa, Rawang, Lisu, Akha, Karen, Shan and Hmong. It examines textile traditions that have disappeared as well as the textiles that are being woven today by these groups. The book provides background on the history and cultures of these peoples and an extensive survey of their textiles based on numerous field studies by the author as well as on examination of museum collections and the existing literature. In addition to dozens of black and white photographs and maps, there are color plates with over 200 photographs. The two volumes of Textiles of the Highland Peoples of Burma are essential reading for anyone interested in the textiles of Burma, and of Southeast Asia.
Large Format Book
386 pp., fully illus.
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