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Textiles from Borneo free pdf This book shows the extraordinary richness of textile art from Iban and their neighbouring tribes of Kantu, Ketungau and Mualang, in the north of Borneo. The more than 150 full page brilliant colour photographs are taken from one of the most outstanding private collections of these works and many have never been published before. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passages birth, marriage, death dyed with natural colours and woven in traditional Ikat techniques and also include the clothing worn during those ceremonies. This rich textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers. Note: Until the turn of the last century these tribes were still practicing headhunting! Some 25 black and white archival photographs add context to the tribal traditions.

About Heribert Amann

Heribert Amann is a classical violinist, now retired. He played professionally for more than 40 years and during that time he also traveled extensively in many African and Asian countries, exploring the cultures, studying the art and textile traditions. In the past 30 years he has visited Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, more than 20 times, collecting many examples of Iban and West Kalimantan ceremonial textiles. This collection, one of the finest in the world, is particularly notable and unusual for its breadth- it includes examples of most types and encompasses the diversity of weaving techniques used by Iban women. Most of the works have not been published before. The collection published here includes textiles used in festivals, rituals and ceremonies, as well as the clothing worn for these important occasions.

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Author : Heribert Amann
Publisher : Five Continents Editions
Data Published : 10 July 2013
ISBN : 8874396511
EAN : 9788874396511
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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