Sazigyo Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes

Author: Ralph Issacs
ISBN: 9786162150739
File Size: 37,11 MB
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Sazigyo are fine, tablet-woven Burmese tapes used to bind the palm-leaf manuscripts of an earlier era. Tiny images and extended texts were deftly woven into the long, colorful bindings. These Buddhist "textile texts" were commissioned by donors to make merit in the hope of attaining a better rebirth and ultimately nirvana. This beautiful book elucidates the religious and social context of sazigyo and describes in detail the weaves, texts, designs, and images. It contains stunning, full-scale reproductions and enlargements of many hundreds of sazigyo segments found in collections throughout the world and presents translated excerpts from 150 sazigyo texts. The book is a celebration of a craft now vanishing and a tribute to the skill and flair of Burmese women weavers. It will appeal to weavers and textile designers and to all admirers of exquisite craftsmanship. Ralph Isaacs is coauthor of Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer.

Textiles From Burma

Author: Elizabeth Dell
Editor: Art Media Resources Limited
File Size: 55,24 MB
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"Textiles from Burma introduces the richness of textile traditions, lavishly illustrated with examples from the James Henry Green collection at Brighton Museum, and from other collections around the world." "The volume introduces themes relating to the history, production, meaning, collection and continuing impact of textiles from Burma. It explores these themes in social, cultural and wider contexts. It investigates aspects of collecting 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."--Jacket.