Resources

This page is a work in progress, so do check back every so often as I add to it.

Somaiya Kala Vidya: http://www.somaiya-kalavidya.org/ Somaiya Kala Vidya offers design and business education to working traditional artisans of Kutch.

Tribal Textiles: http://www.tribaltextiles.info/  Pamela Cross’ site includes a great page of links, bibliography, and photo galleries of people of SW China and SE Asia in traditional costume

Marla Mallett: http://www.marlamallett.com/links.htm  Extensive list of links to textile-related sites

The Textile Museum in Washington DC: http://museum.gwu.edu/

http://www.kala-raksha.org/embroidery.htm Summary of embroidery styles of Kutch

www.kala-raksha-museum.org Searchable database of ethnic Kutchi textiles is at http://www.kala-raksha-museum.org/collection/index.htm

Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang: http://www.taeclaos.org/ (and see their links page)

Virtual Hilltribe Museum: http://www.hilltribe.org/museum/

Oxford Asian Textile Group links page: http://www.oatg.org.uk/links.htm

Sevantilal Patolawalla & Sons, Patan: http://www.patolaofpatan.com/

MAIWA Handprints, Vancouver: http://www.maiwa.com/index.html

World Shibori Network: www.shibori.org

The Textile Museum and the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan: An Introduction to the Textile Arts: Kingdom of Bhutan 2008(DVD)

Diana K Myers and Susan S Bean (ed). From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan. Serindia/Peabody Essex Museum, India 1994

Druk Thagzo: The Bhutanese Art of Weaving. Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts (APIC), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Thimphu. Catalogue 2014. This is a lovely overview of types of Bhutanese woven textiles, also available online: http://www.apic.org.bt/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Textile-Catalogue-Druk-ThagZo.pdf

Thagzo: The Textile Weaves of Bhutan. Published by the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan during the inauguration of its museum in June, 2013. Catalogue style.

Marko Bartholomew. Thunder Dragon Textiles from Bhutan. Shishoka, Kyoto 1985

Barbara S Adams. Traditional Bhutanese Textiles. White Orchid Books, Bangkok 1984

David K Barker. Designs of Bhutan. White Lotus 1985 Now available online, along with volume 2 and part 1 of volume 3 at http://issuu.com/dkbbkk/docs/designs_of_bhutan

Karin Altmann. Fabric of Life – Textile Arts in Bhutan. De Gruyter, 2015.

Betty Linn Davenport. Supplementary Weft Techniques from Bhutan. Handwoven, May/June 1994. Discusses yathra techniques & offers projects to weave.

Judy Frater. Threads of Identity: Embroidery and Adornment of the Nomadic Rabaris. India 1995, 2003

MAIWA & Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan. Through the Eye of a Needle: Stories from an Indian Desert. Maiwa Handprints, Vancouver 2003

Chelna Desai. Ikat Textiles of India. Chronicle Books 1988

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Ajrakh: Patterns & Borders. New Delhi, 2007

54 Ethnic Groups in Vietnam. VNA Publishing House 2008

Ann Hecht. The Art of the Loom. British Museum Publications 1989. Has a chapter on Nepalese dhaka cloth

Patricia Cheeseman. Lao-Tai Textiles: The Textiles of Xam Nuea and Muang Phuan

Viengkham Nanthavongdouangsy. Sinh and Lao Women

James Thompson Foundation. Tied Together: Khmer Lao and Thai Mudmee Textiles

Gillian GreenTraditional textiles of Cambodia. Bangkok: River Books, 2003

Mary Kellogg Rice and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada. Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing. Kodansha International, 1999