Textiles from Borneo

The Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples

Author: Heribert Amann

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874396511

Category: Design

Page: 224

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The textile art from northern Borneo, made by the Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang tribes, is highly distinctive and extraordinarily rich. In this remarkable book, more than 150 full-page brilliant color photographs of textiles from one of the world’s outstanding private collections shed new light on this timeless tradition. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passage—birth, marriage, death—dyed with natural colors and woven in traditional ikat techniques; many have never been published before. Clothing worn during those ceremonies is also represented. As unmistakable as it is colorful, this Southeast Asian textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers.

Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture

Author: Victor T. King,Zawawi Ibrahim,Noor Hasharina Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811006725

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

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This edited book is the first major review of what has been achieved in Borneo Studies to date. Chapters in this book situate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with the weight of attention devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Some of the chapters in this book are extended versions of presentations at the Borneo Research Council’s international conference hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012 and a Borneo Studies workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. The volume examines some of the major debates and controversies in Borneo Studies, including those which have served to connect post-war research on Borneo to wider scholarship. It also assesses some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. The major strength of the book is the inclusion of a substantial amount of research undertaken by scholars working and teaching within the Southeast Asian region. In particular there is an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, notably the outpouring of work published in Indonesian by the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, specifically subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further contemplation, elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource and reference work for students and researchers interested in social science scholarship on Borneo, and for those with wider interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.

The Peoples of Borneo

Author: Victor King

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631172215

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Borneo, the third largest island in the world, is still sparsely populated, but it has a remarkable ethnic diversity. This book examines that diversity - in economic and social life, political organization, religion, worldview and material culture - and shows that, beneath these variations, there are common social and cultural features that can be traced back to the Austronesian-speaking migrants who first settled the island about 4,500 years ago. The processes of historical differentiation from these common roots are considered by describing local human adaptations to the environment, and the external influences on the Bornean peoples, from places as far away as China, India, the Middle East and Europe. Besides its cultural diversity and the historical reasons for it, there are two dominant themes in the literature on Borneo: first, European popular images of the island and its peoples, which tend to dwell on exotic customs and practices, such as headhunting and piracy; and, second, the pervasive influence of the rainforest on Bornean ways of life. The book provides a comprehensive view of traditional Bornean societies and cultures, setting its seemingly exotic institutions in their proper context, and documenting the recent challenge to traditional ways of life posed by modernization, the commercialization of agriculture, logging and forest clearance, resettlement and land development.

Inside Austronesian Houses

Perspectives on Domestic Designs for Living

Author: James J. Fox

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 192094284X

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 3804


Dwellings; Social life; Customs; Southeast asia; Oceania.

Iranian Textiles

Author: Jennifer Wearden,Patricia Baker

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851776153

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 5721


Sumptuous Iranian textiles from the V&A’s unrivalled collection are displayed in this beautiful book. A new title in a successful series, Iranian Textiles presents more than 200 examples produced during the first half of the 19th century, with close-up photographs that reveal the unique woven, printed, and embroidered designs.

Basic Iban Design

An Introduction

Author: Augustine Anggat Ganjing

Publisher: N.A


Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: 347

View: 469


Textiles - A World Tour

Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns

Author: Catherine Legrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290330

Category: Ethnic costume

Page: 238

View: 3081


New in paperback, this colourful book takes the reader on an international textile tour with a fabric-collecting fashion designer. Pieced together much like the fine garments it portrays, this book presents in glorious photographs, samples and sketches a raft of remarkable clothing from all over the world. Taking the reader from Vietnam to Benin, from Central America to northern India, the book is brimful of stunning costumes, vibrant fabrics and breathtaking detail. All designers and anyone who loves fashion will find this volume a huge source of inspiration, as will all fans of off-thebeaten- track travel destinations.Fabulous to dip in to, full of inspiration and intrigue, youll feel like youve made the journey yourself! Craftsman Magazine Fantastically vibrant bright turbans and intricate embroidery galore Wanderlust Lovely a wealth of illustrations of people and their finery all over the world The Irish Times

Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional

Author: Ann Marie Fiore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563678098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

View: 8207


Bridging the gap between the study of aesthetics and its application in the merchandising and design environments, the 2nd Edition of Understanding Aesthetics presents a research-based focus on the concepts of aesthetics and their effect on product value and consumer behavior. The multisensory approach to studying the elements and principles of design helps students master the underlying factors of successful design and learn how products and their promotional surroundings can establish brand identity and create a pleasing environment for the consumer.

The Fashion Swatch Book

Author: Marnie Fogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291337

Category: Design

Page: 447

View: 3832


Presents over one thousand different fabric swatches from key designers, including Barbour, Bruce Oldfield, Marimekko, Paul Smith, and Basso and Brooke.

The Women's Warpath

Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo

Author: Traude Gavin

Publisher: University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History


Category: Art

Page: 99

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Fashion A to Z

An Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Alex Newman,Shariff Zakee

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856698313

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2518


Aimed at fashion and textile students, Fashion A to Z fills a gap in the market for an affordable, accessible, and up-to-date guide to fashion terminology. The book contains over 2,000 entries, arranged alphabetically. Illustrated by renowned fashion illustrator and designer Zakee Shariff, this unique fashion dictionary is quirky and fun, but provides invaluable definitions of all the words a fashion and textile student needs to know.

The White Rajah

A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521128995

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 2114


The White Rajah documents a fascinating time in Sarawak made possible by high integrity of three generations of Brooke men.

Ties That Bind

Iban Ikat Weaving

Author: Datin Amar Margaret Linggi

Publisher: Spotlight Poets


Category: Blankets

Page: 170

View: 3512


Iban Agriculture

A Report on the Shifting Cultivation of Hill Rice by the Iban of Sarawak

Author: Derek Freeman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 148

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Author: Tamara Thiessen

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841629154

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 2539


From the steamy highlands and sapphire watered islands of Sabah and Sarawak, to the mesmerising mosques and mysticism of the Sultanate of Brunei, the island of Borneo is a wonder world of colourful tribal cultures, exotic rainforest creatures. Straddling the Equator, and swept in by various Seas and Straits, it is home to the orang-utan, long-nosed beer-bellied proboscis monkeys, and otherworldly carnivorous plants straight out of Lord of the Rings. The latest edition of the Bradt Travel Guide to Borneo provides fully updated insider information for touring the island including regional capitals, rural outposts and National Parks.