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February 01st, 2013

Tapestry Weaves of Southeast Asia - A Presentation With Sylvia Fraser Lu

Tapestry Weaves of Southeast Asia - A Presentation With Sylvia Fraser Lu0
The Thai Textile Society Announces - Tapestry Weaves of Southeast Asia

A Presentation With Sylvia Fraser Lu

Friday, February 1, 2013


The technique of tapestry weaving, which is responsible for producing some of the world’s most magnificent textiles, evolved over two thousand years ago in Hellenic times and spread to Asia via the ancient Silk Road.  The Chinese acquired the art from the nomadic peoples living along the borderlands of northwest China.  On refining the technique and working primarily in silk, Chinese textile artisans from the Sung period onwards began creating some magnificent pictorial screens and dragon robes fit to clothe the emperor and his highly refined court.  



The technique reached mainland Southeast Asia primarily through trading and tributary contacts with China.  The greatest practitioners of this technique today in mainland Southeast Asia are the Tai Lue and the Burmese.  Muslim traders from the southern Philippines and outer Indonesian archipelagos, active in the China textile trade,  spread the technique to a number of remote locations throughout island Southeast Asia where tapestry weave come to be used in different ways as supplementary decoration on their textiles.


Date: Friday, February 1, 2013

Time:  10 am to 12 (noon)

Venue: Siam Society, 4th floor,131 Asoke Rd, Sukhumvit 21

Fee:  Member 200 Baht             Non Member 300 Baht

For information and reservation contact:
bkk.tts@gmail.com Attention: Wipawee Tiyawes

The Thai Textile Society would like to thank The Siam Society for their support with this event