Calendar Pages -- Weaving Symmetries: Tai Textiles in The Tilleke and Gibbins Textile Collection

February 24th, 2007

Weaving Symmetries: Tai Textiles in The Tilleke and Gibbins Textile Collection

Linda S. McIntosh
10:30am - 12:30pm

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

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 Collections 1600+ examples of hand-woven art from primarily mainland Southeast Asia. The firms 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 firms textile collection and will share some her research in this lecture. She will discuss color schemes and common motifs shared among the Tai peoples. Problems in the identification of some of the textiles will also be addressed. The highlight of the lecture will be the presentation of unusual Tai textiles high resolution digital photos.

Thai Textile Society and Siam Society Members 100 baht
Non-Members 200 baht

K.Phattanapong for more information.