Chiang Mai: Studio Naenna Co., Ltd., 2004.
297 pp. 540 color and 60 black and white illustrations. 8.5 x 11.5 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Minor shelfwear. Bumped corner. Item #BOOKS010861I
Uncommon in hardback. Well researched and well illustrated. "Patricia Cheesman’s understanding and commitment to the textiles arts of Laos and Thailand in particular has, over the intervening years, produced a wealth of resources for the newcomer and the better informed, for the art historian and for those interested in the practical aspects of weaving and dyeing. Of course the two cannot truly be separated, but Patricia Cheesman’s background as a practising crafts person illuminates her publications. When she began to write on Lao and Tai textiles, there was little available on the topic. Today there is a wealth of material in Thai and English for those seeking to understand something of the technical and cultural foundations of arguably the region’s most dynamic art form. There is, however, always a place for a publication such as this, born out of a long involvement with the textiles and their creators. As she has done before, Patricia Cheesman concentrates on bringing clarity, recognition and cultural understanding to yet another set of the region’s traditional textiles in an engaging and accessible style." -from the Foreword by Robyn Maxwell, senior curator of Asian art, National Gallery of Australia.