||"Sari to Sarong: Five hundred years of Indian and Indonesian
textile exchange" by Robyn Maxwell published by the National
Gallery of Australia in 2003 ISBN
0-642-54113-2 The book to accompany the exhibition of
the same name and based on the extensive collection in the National
Gallery of Australia. Fine photographs
||"Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East"
by John Guy published by Thames and Hudson in 1998 ISBN 0-500-01863-4
Fascinating volume on the trade in Indian textiles to Southeast and East
Asia with excellent black & white and colour photos.
||"Textiles and the
Tai Experience in Southeast Asia" by Mattiebelle Gittinger, H
Leedom Lefferts Jr published by The Textile Museum, Washington 1992. ISBN
0-87405-030-8. Catalogue from 1992 exhibition at the museum. Mainly black
and white photos but 23 colour plates. Detailed chapters from the authors
on Tai texile forms, contexts and meanings, textiles in the service of
Buddhism, in the service of Kings and in the service of self. Main focus
on the Tai as majority populations in Thailand and Laos but also references
to the 'strategically situated minorities' in Vietnam and Myanmar and
the small minorities in China, India and Cambodia.
||"The Seven Sisters of India: Tribal Worlds between Tibet
and Burma" by Aglaja Stirn & Peter van Ham published
in 2000 by Prestel Verlag ISBN 3-7913-2399-7. India's remote Northeast
comprising 7 states stretching from Tibet in the north to Myanmar in the
south including Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam. Individual chapters focus
on different aspects of life, religious belief and ritual including one
on weaving. Excellent quality photographs and informative text.
||"The Hidden World of the Naga: Living Traditions in Northeast
India and Burma" by Aglaja Stirn & Peter van Ham published
in 2003 by Prestel Verlag ISBN
3-7913-2878-6 First comprehensive examination of the tribal groups
that for centuries have lived in relative isolation in the hills and mountains
of Northeast India and Northwest Myanmar. Stunning new photos the book
is 'a celebration of the Naga cultural realm covering aspects ranging
from art and architecture to traditional customs, crafts and everyday
life. Includes a chapter on weaving. Full of photos showing costume.
||"The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland"
by Willem van Schendel, Wolfgang Mey & Aditya Kumar Dewan published
by White Lotus in 2000
ISBN 974-8434-98-2 Examines the borderland between the three countries
- Burma, India & Bangladesh - inhabited by 12 distinct ethnic groups
with strong cultural and linguistic links with Southeast Asia. Black and
white old photographs and colour recent showing area and people and including
||"Textiles of Southeast
Asia: Tradition, Trade and Transformation" by Robyn Maxwell
published by Periplus Editions
(HK) Ltd in 2003. ISBN 0-7946-0104-9. This is a reprinted edition of the
book below with new colour plates, a corrected text, and a new foreword
by Mattiebelle Gittinger.
There is no doubt that the switch
to colour of the majority of the plates makes a huge difference to this
excellent major reference work.
||"Textiles of Southeast
Asia: Tradition, Trade and Transformation" by Robyn Maxwell published
by Oxford University Press, Australian National Gallery in 1990 and reprinted
in 1994 ISBN 967-65-3060 3. Major reference work on the textiles of Southeast
Asia. Central focus is the interplay between indigenous Southeast Asian
traditions and the external cultural forces that have had a crucial part
of the historical development and changing nature of the region's textile
traditions. Needs careful (but rewarding) study as textiles from particular
groups or areas appear throughout the volume illustrating different themes.