Textiles In Burman Culture

November 1, 2020|
Textiles In Burman Culture by Sylvia Fraser-Lu
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This pioneering work traces the history and evolution of the textiles of Myanmar (Burma) made and used by the Burman (Bama) ethnic majority. Written accessibly, it covers the importance of textiles in many contexts as well as changes and innovation brought about by trade and conflict with neighboring states, British colonization, postwar isolation, and recent ?open-door? policies. In addition to visiting the major textile centers, Sylvia Fraser-Lu ventured into the more remote areas of the Burman heartland to garner information on lesser-known textiles and those made by minorities.

Profusely illustrated with on-site and archival photographs of weavers and heirloom textiles, as well as with diagrams and sketches, this book will be an important reference for textile scholars and art historians and for those interested in Burman culture.

Sylvia Fraser-Lu is co-curator and coeditor of Buddhist Modern Art of Myanmar, the first stateside exhibition and catalog on this subject, at the Asian Society in New York.
Title:Textiles In Burman Culture
Product dimensions:384 pages, 11 X 9 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 11 X 9 X 1 in
Published:November 1, 2020
Publisher:Silkworm Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9786162151637

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