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February 22nd, 2013
A lecture Presentation by Susan Conway - Textiles and Tai Supernaturalism: The Arts of Magic
Textiles and Tai Supernaturalism: The Arts of Magic
A presentation by Susan Conway
Friday, 22 February 2013 Time: 10 am
Magic is common to all cultures. In Tai culture it is expressed in illustrations, diagrams and script recorded in manuscripts and painted and printed on textiles and other media. This lecture will examine the imagery of magic in the context of textiles and their ritual use.
Dr. Susan Conway has worked in inland Southeast Asia since she graduated with a fine arts degree in 1983. She was involved in the first major team project to record and photograph the temple mural paintings of Lan Na (north Thailand and Isan (northeast Thailand), funded by the Ford Foundation. she has published books on the culture, arts and crafts of north Thailand (“Silken Threads, Lacquer Thrones", 2003) and the Shan States of Burma (“The Shan: Culture Arts and Crafts”, 2006). She has also contributed to many books, including “Burma: Art and Archaeology”, British Museum Press, 2002, “Through the Thread of Time, James H.W. Thompson Foundation, 2004 and “Myth, Status and the Supernatural”, James H.W. Thompson Foundation and River Books, 2007. She has conducted field work for thirty years, organising conferences and exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA. Her current research is on Tai Supernaturalism, the material culture of Magic.
Venue: Siam Society 4th floor Lecture Hall, 131 Asoke Rd, Sukhumvit 21
Fee: Member 200 Baht Non Member 300 Baht
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The Thai Textile Society thanks the Siam Society for their help with this presentation