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Tied Together: Khmer Lao and Thai Mudmee Textiles

 Author: Jane Puranananda  Publisher: The James H.W. Thompson Foundation  : 2004  ISBN: 974-92705-4-1  Language: English  Tags: artexhibitionTextilesthailand |
Catalogue from the exhibition, Tied Together, held at the Jim Thompson Center for Textiles and the Arts, from December 2004 to March 2005. It focused on Khmer Lao and Tahi Mudmee ikat textiles. The author of the catalogue, Thirabhand Chandracharoen, is curator for the textiles section at Suanpathum Palace of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and was curator of the exhibition. The catalogue includes an introduction to the textiles and areas from which they come, the preparation of the ikats (cottons, silks, and dyes), and essay on the Weavers and Textils of isaan, the Siamese Court and USe of Som Pak Poom, and a concluding essay. Textile images are in brilliant color. Bw archival photographic images picture native Siamese/Isaan people wearing examples of some of the textiles discussed herein. With a lengthy glossary and list of suggested reading.
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