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From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan

Myers, Diana K.;Peabody Essex Museum

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ISBN 10: 0906026318 / ISBN 13: 9780906026311
Published by Weatherhill, NY, 1995
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Title: From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile...

Publisher: Weatherhill, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Bhutanese textiles are among the last of the major arts of Asia to gain recognition in the West, and this is the first book to present this outstanding art form in its cultural and historical context. Bhutan's textiles, especially the intricate brocades and complex supplementary-warp patterns, are unmatched anywhere in the world. This art, with a steadily growing and devoted following in the West and Japan, has become Bhutan's most powerful emblem abroad.

This volume, first published in 1994 (now reprinted in 2008) in conjunction with a special exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, covers all aspects of Bhutan's textiles and weaving heritage, from the central role of women - more than 80 percent of Bhutanese women contribute to their household's income by weaving - to fibers, dyes, and looms, to the functioning of beautiful cloth as an item of trade and an indicator of historical change and social identity. This copiously illustrated book reveals the richness, originality, and striking beauty of Bhutanese textiles. Examples come from the Peabody Essex Museum, which holds the largest such collection of any North American museum, and public and private collections in Bhutan, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The illustrations are supplemented by field photographs and rare archival images.

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Diana K. Myers is an independent scholar and curator, and has been studying Himalayan textiles since the 1970s. She is an international development expert with a degree from Princeton University, and has supported the Textile Museum in Thimphu, Bhutan, as special advisor to Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan since the museum's inception in 1999.

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