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Walk in Splendor

Ceremonial Dress and the Minangkabau. Fowler Museum Textile Series No. 4

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Fowler Museum of Cultural History,U.S., United States
Published: 1st May 2002
Dimensions: w 228mm h 305mm d 36mm
Weight: 2028g
ISBN-10: 0930741722
ISBN-13: 9780930741723
Barcode No: 9780930741723
Embellished with incredibly sophisticated gold, silver, and silk patterning, the refined ceremonial textiles of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra are often so complicated that even a highly skilled weaver can complete only a few centimeters in a full day at her loom. Motif patterns woven into these exquisite cloths reflect the Minangkabau adat - the indigenous ideology that prescribes roles for all activities and speech. In this lavishly illustrated volume, 13 contributing authors--9 of them Minangkabau--consider ceremonial dress, motifs, fibers, patterning techniques, traditional architecture, ceremonies, jewelry, music, dance, literature, and historiography.

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