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Buddhist Textiles of Laos, Lan Na and the Isan: The Iconography


Buddhist Textiles of Laos, Lan Na and the Isan: The Iconography of Design Elements

by Bunce, Frederick W.

Region:??Southeast Asia/Asean
Format:??Hardcover,?413 pages
Published:??2004,?India,?1st Edition

About This Book

Textiles from Laos, Lan Na and the Isan are prized for their artistic brilliance and aesthetic beauty. They speak volumes on a weaving tradition that has evolved though centuries and shapes the socio-cultural life of the people associated with it. This book studies the iconography of the design elements typically employed by craftsmen of textiles from these areas: it deals with their art of weaving, various textile forms to be found in the region and the suitable and inherently powerful motifs woven. With numerous illustrations of the designs, it involves study of design elements on articles of daily use as well as those used for ceremonial purposes and the kind of forms and iconography depicted, such as ancestor figures, animal and plant forms, water creatures, objects used in cermonies and geometric forms. Viewing Buddhism as the prime influence upon the objects through Hinduism is also an important referent, it explores the symbols and design elements involve and their many meanings and dimensions they encompass -- their fertility-related, religious and universal association, for instance. The designs considered in the study are based upon the square grid and the design elements are shown in the typical graph form employed by weavers.

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