New in New dustjacket; 9 x 11 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Illustrated by 140 color plates 30 black and white; "The strength of this book is that it displays not only old textiles from the 19th and early 20th century but also new textiles from various regions. The Green Centre in Brighton, UK has been carefully collecting new textiles from weavers so as to understand weaving methods, the use of the textile, its meaning and placement in social context. This book is beautifully illustrated throughout in colour and has sections devoted to most of the major ethnic groups with a few of the textile types common to each illustrated. It also has sections on Court Dress, textile texts (sazigyo) and the weavings done in refugee camps."-K. Maxwell. Green formed most of the collection while a recruitment officer in the Burma Rifles in the 1920s.; 3; 192 pp.
New in As New jacket. Book Travelers to Burma over the centuries have recorded the sumptuous textiles produced and worn in great variety by the different people living there. Collectors have brought vivid examples of these textiles back to museums and collections around the world. Textiles from Burma presents the richness of these textiles traditions, illustrated with example from the James Henry Green Collection at Brighton Museum, and from other collections around the world. In essays and case studies by textiles scholars, collectors and anthropologists, this book places these textiles traditions within the contexts that have produced and use them, from the nineteenth century to the present. This book discusses themes relating to the history, production, meaning, collection and continuing impact of textiles from Burma. It investigates aspects of collection and documentation in colonial and modern times, examining the histories and identities that are made and re-made as textiles are collected and written about. The book also what textiles and textiles collections can tell us, not only about the cultures from which they originate, but also about the ways in which those cultures have been perceived and represented by themselves and by others. A separate introductory section provides and overview of each textiles tradition discussed in the book. Appendices include an annotated list of museums around the world holding textiles from Burma, and a glossary of technical terms.
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