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June 16th, 2011

The Tilleke & Gibiins Textile Collection -Tai Ceremonial Textiles and Their Uses

The Tilleke & Gibiins Textile Collection -Tai Ceremonial Textiles and Their Uses0

Tai Ceremonial Textiles

Their Uses

Lecture by

Dr. Linda S. McIntosh

Date:         

June 16, 2011

Time:        

10 am- 12 pm

Place:        

The Tilleke & Gibbins Auditorium

26th floor, Supalai Grand Tower

1011 Rama 3 Road

Bangkok, Thailand

The event is free

Dr. Linda S. McIntosh, Consulting Curator, will give a lecture on some types of non-Buddhist or shamanic Tai textiles and their ceremonial functions. Intricately woven textiles are made specifically for use in different types of rituals, including spirit appeasement and healing rites as well as funerals. The Tai also utilize textiles that have roles in their daily lives for special rites. A

blanket made for a bride’s trousseau also serves as a baby carrier and a shroud. The lecture will be illustrated with images from The Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection and from Linda’s field research throughout Laos.

Examples from The Collection will also be available for viewing.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Linda S. McIntosh

linda.m@tillekeandgibbins.com