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June 01st, 2013


Collector’s Corner

BEADED TEXTILES: From Bodices to Borders

A Presentation with Chomporn Dhanesnittaya

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Beads have always been valued items seen as early as the Roman-Chinese beads indicating a display of wealth. In early days these were traded for such precious items as silks, fine woods and spices. Even today there are beads of great value in Asia, with each color representing a specific characteristic. Beads were attached and sewn onto the upper part of clothing for decoration, acting as sort of jewelry, as in the distant past the use of gold was reserved for royalty and nobility, and forbidden to be used by ordinary people. Beads were also woven into textiles creating magnificent garments and wraps.

Chomporn Dhanesnittya will explain the complex beading procedure of this kind of textile.  She will also have selected examples of this intricate beaded art.

Venue:  William Warren Library, 4th floor loft

              The Henry B. Thompson Office Building,  6 Soi Kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd.

Time:   10:00 a

Members: B200           Non-members: B300

For information and reservation contact - Ruth Gerson