Dress, Textiles And Identity Of The Black Tai Of Loei Province, Northeast Thailand


by Amantea, Franco

Dress, Textiles And Identity Of The Black Tai Of Loei Province, Northeast Thailand

Price:  US$35.96   (SGD49.95*)
Format:  Paper Back, 100 pages
Published:  2009, Thailand, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789744801548
SB#:  048363 (140)

About This Book

This book examines the contemporary role of traditional and tradition-based Black Tai textiles and dress as material and symbolic representations of Black Tai ethnic and social-cultural identity. The analysis of textile and ethnic dress reveals that dress and textiles serve a crucial role in ethnic and cultural continuity among the Black Tai peoples. Textiles continue to figure prominently in the religious beliefs and practices of the Tai Dam as well as serving as markers of status, functioning to promote cultural and social cohesion, and more recently, serving as a means of economic development. With references and index.


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