Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes PDF ePub eBook

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Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes free pdf Sazigyo are fine, tablet-woven Burmese tapes used to bind the palm-leaf manuscripts of an earlier era. Tiny images and extended texts were deftly woven into the long, colorful bindings. These Buddhist "textile texts" were commissioned by donors to make merit in the hope of attaining a better rebirth and ultimately nirvana. This beautiful book elucidates the religious and social context of sazigyo and describes in detail the weaves, texts, designs, and images. It contains stunning, full-scale reproductions and enlargements of many hundreds of sazigyo segments found in collections throughout the world and presents translated excerpts from 150 sazigyo texts. The book is a celebration of a craft now vanishing and a tribute to the skill and flair of Burmese women weavers. It will appeal to weavers and textile designers and to all admirers of exquisite craftsmanship.

About Ralph Isaacs

Ralph Isaacs is coauthor of Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer.

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Author : Ralph Isaacs
Publisher : Silkworm Books
Data Published : 24 January 2014
ISBN : 6162150739
EAN : 9786162150739
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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