Category Archive: Books

World Textiles

Silk from China, cottons from India, dyes from South America…this book written by Mary Schoeser presentes a chronological survey of textiles around the world from prehistory to the present day, exploring how they… Continue reading

Chinese folk arts

Chinese folk arts are evident in everyday food, clothing, and shelter, traditional festivals, ceremonies and rituals, and in beliefs and taboos. They provide an illustrated introduction to the history and developments of the… Continue reading


A first step on the long road of reconciliation.. Vincenzo took these photos in a refuges camp along Thai-Burma border. The camp’s residents have been stuck for almost thirty years in a small… Continue reading

Letters from Burma, ASSK

This book contains letters from Burma, written by Aung San Suu Kyi, between November 1995 and December 1996. In these 52 pieces, originally written for a Japanese newspaper and begun soon after her… Continue reading

Burmese Crafts: Past and Present by Sylvia Fraser-Lu,1994

This was probably the first book that I came cross when I got to know more about Burmese crafts. It is truly magnificent and I highly recommend.  Sylvia Fraser-Lu travelled extensively in Asia… Continue reading

Burma: The Curse of Independence by Shelby Tucker, 2001

Burma is a country blessed with rich natural resources, traditional crafts and cultural diversity, but cursed with many problems..Shelby Tucker, author of this book, traces the impact of colonization, eventually torn part by… Continue reading