April 26, 2011
Indigo Shamanic Textiles of Northern Laos and Vietnam: Some Examples from The Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection
Textiles Asia Journal

Dr. Linda S. McIntosh describes some ceremonial textiles produced and used by the non-Buddhist or shamanic Tai ethnic groups, using examples from the Tilleke & Gibbins Textile Collection to illustrate the article. Tilleke & Gibbins houses rare, museum-quality shamanic textiles with an indigo background, which are called phaa phii mon or phaa mau phii. Various design compositions, motifs, and functions of textiles are discussed in the article.

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