The first thorough survey of the textiles of the peoples in Vietnam who speak Daic languages. This is an important addition to the existing literature on the textiles of Tai and other Daic-speaking peoples of Southeast Asia. The Daic peoples in Vietnam are divided into thirteen official ethnic groups. The largest of these is the Thai ethnic group, which numbers over one million people and includes a number of sub-groups such as the Black Tai, White Tai, Tai Thanh, Tai Muang, and the Tai of Muang Daang. Other groups include the Kadai speaking Laha, Lachi, Co Lao, and Pupeo, and the Tai speaking Cao Lan, Tay, Nung, Bouyei, Zay, Tu Zi, Lao, and Lue. The book provides background on the history and culture of these groups and discusses their weaving and dress traditions. In addition to numerous black and white photographs, this book presents 295 new color photographs illustrating the peoples and their textiles. 80 pp. illustrated in color.
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Book Description White Lotus, Bangkok, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Fine +. Colour and B/W Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. 290 page study of the Daic speaking peoples of the hill country of North Vietnam. For reference Cao Bang and Lang Son province(s) border with The People's Republic of China. This is volume 03 in a series on the Material Cultures of Southeast Asia. Read more about White Tai and Black Tai - the former of San La, and the latter of Muang Vat. If your Vietnamese is good you may recognize the following clothing terms : pu, nhuom, seen-ko, pan-phrat, seeho, pieu, khan hoo-uh, and pha-sao. MAP of `study region' ahead of introduction. B/W photos - some historic - illustrate text. Pages 211 to 290 are close-up colour photos mostly of individual pieces - tube skirts, long-coats, headcloths, - showing geometric pattern details. Cond: Paper wrapper is white with burgundy lettering. Front cover colour photo is of four women from Cay Me village photographed in 1998. Volume has light edge wear and soiling - the latter esp. near spine tail. P/O has marked several pages with pencil. Binding tight. No tears. Excellent fabric reference. Quote (p. 83) : " ._._. with a stick-pin attached on one side. As a result, whereas unmarried women tend to wear their headcloths in a relatively flat manner, the headcloths of married women cover the bun and thus have a more pointedlook. Usually Black Tai women fold the ._._._. .". Bookseller Inventory # 006734
Book Description White Lotus., Bangkok., 2002. Map, profuse colour photographic plates, black and white illustrations, x + 290pp, references, paperback. Quarto. A thorough survey of the textiles of the peoples in Vietnam who speak Daic languages. The Daic peoples in Vietnam are divided into thirteen official ethnic groups and this book provides background on the history and culture of these groups and discusses their weaving and dress traditions. In addition the book presents numerous colour photographic illustrations of the peoples and their textiles. Bookseller Inventory # 53309