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Textiles and Clothing of Viet Nam : A History (Paperback) (Michael C. Howard)
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Viet Nam is home to more than 50 ethnic minorities--such as the Cham and Thai--many of which have distinctive clothing and weaving traditions linked to antiquity. The tight-fitting tunic called ao dai, widely recognized as a national symbol, has its roots in the country's 2,000-year history of textiles. Beginning with silk production in the Bronze Age cultures of the Red River, this book covers textiles in Vi t Nam--including bark-cloth, kapok and hemp--through the centuries of Chinese rule in the north, a number of independent feudal societies and the brief period of French colonial rule.
Number of Pages: 211
Sub-Genre: General, Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Michael C. Howard
Street Date: September 27, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4027
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