Water as a powerful and fascinating symbol, metaphor and common frame of reference is deeply embedded in the cultural and social consciousness of the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vital and dynamic values, beliefs and practices are captured in this book that explores an extraordinary diversity of water festivities, ceremonies, rites and rituals, Celebrating the Source is a milestone book that brings us into the heart of the iconic, beloved water festivities of the ASEAN region as well as unveils aspects of the lesser-known water rituals and observances. Celebrating the Source - Water Festivities of Southeast Asia introduces readers to water festivities that mark seasonal cycles that resonate with the region's spiritual beliefs, and that showcase fabulous festivities and water-sporting events in the region.From the wonder of the natural phenomena of the 'Reversal of the Flow' of the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia to the boisterous water-spraying Songkran of Thailand and the marvelous moving fluvial parades of the Philippines, this book assembles accounts of water rites, practices and mythologies that evoke shared beliefs, experiences and ideals.

Celebrating the Source: Water Festivities of Southeast Asia

SKU: 046222
$60.00 Regular Price
$48.00Sale Price
  • ISBN

    9789719429241
  • Authors

    Poh, Lindy
  • Extent

    144
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    2009
  • Publisher

    ArtPost Asia

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