Small folio. 552pp. Original illustrated wrappers. Published to accompany an exhibition held at UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History in 2003, this fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume presents 35 essays on the ritual, spiritual, and cultural uses of rice throughout Asia. The 27 authors (from 10 countries), many of whom are anthropologists, describe in detail the specific ceremonies and other uses of rice in areas that include Bali, Thailand, Nepal, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and China. The essays are grouped into broad themes that include the goddess of rice, sacred food, straw matters, festivals, rice spirits associated with granaries, and the future of rice. Book is new, in publisher's shrink wrap. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Art of Rice: Spirit and Sustenance in ...
Publisher: UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: New in publisher's shrink wrap
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Los Angeles, 2003., 2003. 552 pp.; c.400 b/w & colour illus. throughout, 35 essays, index, maps, biblio. Los Angeles, 2003. Pbk. KEYWORDS: 001 General & Miscellaneous. Seller Inventory # 8706