Songket: Malaysia's Woven Treasure

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Design - 204 pages
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Songket, a rich luxurious ceremonial fabric woven at one time for the exclusive use of the local royalty, is today organized as a cottage industry in Eastern Malaysia that produces the fabric exclusively for use at weddings and state functions. In this pioneering study of songket, Selvanayagam provides a fascinating historical survey of the cloth, including its uses, weaving techniques, design structure, and offers a full description of the complex register of motifs and patterns ornamenting the surface.

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Contents

The Uses of Songket
1
The Technique of Songket Weaving
20
The Design Structure of Songket
45
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Printed textile designer, presently teaching art and art history appreciation at La Salle School of Art and Music, Singapore

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