Calendar Pages -- Weaving Symmetries: Tai Textiles in tne Tilleke and Gibbons Textile Collection, Part 2



September 01st, 2007

Weaving Symmetries: Tai Textiles in tne Tilleke and Gibbons Textile Collection, Part 2

Linda S. McIntosh
Siam Society, 4th floor
131 Soi Asoke (Sukhumvit Soi 21)
Time: 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

The Thai Textile Society in collaboration with the Siam Society is pleased to present a lecture on textiles of the Tai peoples found in the Textile Collection of Tilleke & Gibbins International. Textiles from the Tai speaking peoples compose over half of the Collection's 1600+ examples of hand-woven art from primarily mainland Southeast Asia. The firm's collection grew from the idea to decorate the offices with a traditional art form when the firm relocated to its present location on Soi Ton Son. As the Collection acquired more textiles, its mission expanded to conserve this art form for present and future generations by following professional museum guidelines to care for the textiles and allowing other institutions to use examples from the Collection in exhibitions and publications.

Textile expert Linda McIntosh is presently writing a book on the law firm's textile collection and will share some her research in this lecture. This lecture is part 2 of an earlier presentation given in February 2007. This presentation will focus on the skirts of the Tai peoples living in Thailand.

Suggested Donations:
Thai Textile Society and Siam Society Members 100 baht
Non-Members 200 baht

For more information, E-mail: info@thaitextilesociety.org

Location: 4th Floor Lecture Room, Siam Society
131 Soi Asoke (21), Sukhumvit Rd Bangkok
Asoke BTS Station and Sukhumvit MRT Station