Arts and Crafts of Thailand

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Chronicle Books, 1996 - Art - 160 pages
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"Textiles, probably the best-known example of Thailand's traditional crafts, form only part of the rich assortment of creative products and techniques presented in Arts and Crafts of Thailand. Over 175 spectacular full-color photographs showcase a wide variety of handicrafts, including baskets, earthenware, water dippers, shimmering silk fabrics, fine silverware, lacquerware, jewelry, furniture, wood carvings, and altar tables and other ceremonial objects. The trappings of Thai theater arts - masks, puppets, dance costumes, and musical instruments - are also represented here. A chapter featuring the innovative commercial crafts of the last two decades, together with a map, glossary, index, and comprehensive bibliography, completes this authoritative volume." "Fascinating, informative, and visually stunning. Arts and Crafts of Thailand contains a treasury of both ordinary and unusual objects, all of them designed and created with ingenuity and expertise, and all of tremendous appeal both to folk art collectors and to anyone with an interest in this remarkable country."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The authors of these informative and visually appealing books often discuss the individual crafts--both antique and contemporary--against a backdrop of historical and sociological issues. In their ... Read full review

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