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April 26, 2011

Preserving a Heritage: The Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection

Sawaddi, Second Quarter 2009

Tilleke & Gibbins Consulting Curator Dr. Linda McIntosh outlines the Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection in this Bangkok publication. The Collection consists of textiles from the diverse cultures of mainland Southeast Asia plus some examples, originating beyond this geographic region, that have historical, economic, and political links to the area. The article describes the types of textiles found in the Collection, and these range from utilitarian items to ceremonial accessories. Different articles of clothing, household goods, and religious paraphernalia are included in the scope of the Collection.