Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia
This pioneering work does full justice to the fascinating but little-known textile traditions of Southeast Asia. Provides an historical overview and discussion of weaving techniques and motifs, as well as an exhaustive survey of textiles past and present produced in each country in the region, the book offers fresh insights into the economic, social, and religious life of the people.
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