South-East Asian textiles reading list

Adams, Marie Jeanne, System and Meaning in East Sumba Textile Design: A Study in Traditional Indonesian Art, Cultural Report Series, no.16, New Haven, 1969

Cheesman, P., Lao Textiles, Bangkok, 1988

Conway, Susan, Thai Textiles, London, British Museum Publications, 1991

Gillow, John, Traditional Indonesian Textiles, London, Thames & Hudson, 1992

Gittinger, M., Splendid Symbols: Textiles and Tradition in Indonesia, Washington, Textile Museum, 1979

Guy, J., Sarasa and Patola: Indian Textiles in Indonesia, Orientations, vol.20, no.1, January 1989, pp.48-60

Haddon, A.C. and Start, L.E., Iban or Sea Dayak Fabrics and their Patterns, Cambridge, 1936, repr. 1982

Hitchcock, Michael, Indonesian Textiles, London, British Museum Publications, 1992

Irwin, J. and Murphy, V., Batiks, London, 1969

Kahlenberg, M.H. (ed.), Textile Traditions of Indonesia, Los Angeles, 1977

Langewis, Laurens and Wagner, Frits, Decorative Art in Indonesian Textiles, Amsterdam, 1964

Larsen, J.L., The Dyer's Art, New York, 1976

Lu, S. F., Handwoven Textiles of S.E. Asia, Singapore, 1988

Maxwell, R.J. Textiles of South-East Asia, Tradition, Trade and Transformation, Oxford University Press, 1990

McCabe Elliott, I., Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java, New York

Ramseyer, V., The Art and Culture of Bali, Oxford, 1977

Spertus, A. and Holmgren, J., Early Indonesian Textiles from Three Island Cultures, New York, 1989

Steinmann, Alfred, The Art of Batik' and 'Batik Work: Its Origin and Spread, Ciba Review, 58, 1947

Steinmann, Alfred, Batik; A Survey of Batik Design, Leigh-on-Sea, 1958

Warming, W. and Gaworski, M., The World of Indonesian Textiles, London, 1981

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