Festivals of Laos by Martin Stuart-FoxFestivals of Laos by Martin Stuart-Fox

Festivals of Laos

byMartin Stuart-Fox, Somsanouk MixayPhotographerSteve Northup

Paperback | May 7, 2010

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Laos is a land of festivals. Every village, every temple, and every ethnic minority not only holds its own special festivals but joins the wider Lao community in celebrating the national ones as well. This book explores the most important festivals of Laos and offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the spiritual and communal life of the Lao people. Written and photographed by experts in Lao history, society, and culture, Festivals of Laos is a wonderful combination of insightful narrative and stunning photography.

Martin Stuart-Fox is professor emeritus of Asian studies at the University of Queensland and the author of six books on the history, politics, and culture of Laos. Somsanouk Mixay has worked in Laos in the news and media sector for many years and has many articles, features, and books to his credit. Steve Northup has served as staff ph...
Title:Festivals of LaosFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.42 inShipping dimensions:10 × 10 × 0.42 inPublished:May 7, 2010Publisher:Silkworm BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9749511840

ISBN - 13:9789749511848


Editorial Reviews

The stunning photographs of Lao Buddha images are testimony to a form of iconography with roots in Khmer and Lan Na (northern Thai) style. The fluidity of these images contrasts with the distinctive wooden carvings of Lao folk art, placed as offerings by pilgrims in the sacred Pak Ou caves. As a backdrop, photographs often show the quality of Lao carving, stencilling and gilding, and inlay work. - Susan Conway - Folklore - 2011