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TRIBAL TEXTILES FROM SOUTHWEST CHINA: THREADS FROM MISTY LANDS -- THE PHILIPPE FATIN COLLECTION. Catherine Bourzat. River Books, Bangkok, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 264 pp. with 325 col. ills. 31 x 27 cm. ISBN 9786167339719 In English.
Publisher's description: Philippe Fatin is a traveler, photographer and collector who has established a world-class collection of tribal textiles from southern China. These exquisitely colorful, hand-woven textiles are highly prized by collectors and here for the first time is the most extensive collection of garments collected from tribes across southern China including the Bazhai, Zhouxi, Xijiang and Gedong amongst others. The distinctive styles, colors and motifs from each are looked at in turn and the remarkable photographs allow the reader to appreciate the intricacy of each piece and the tradition prized by each tribe. Profusely illustrated with over 320 color illustrations the book not only studies the designs themselves but shows the ceremonies the textiles are made for, the traditional weaving methods employed as well other other ornamentations such as headpieces and fastenings as well dying teqniques and working methods.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,54,55
Worldwide Number: 168013
Paperbound $60.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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