Textiles of Southeast Asia : An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography
Howard, Michael C
Bangkok: White Lotus Co., Ltd., 1994
Howard’s discussion on the evolution of literature about the textiles of Southeast
Asia and, Indonesia, is particularly useful. He also discusses the evolution in the
collection of ethnographic materials, including textiles and weaving implements, by
major museums worldwide. He notes important exhibitions that have been held in various countries. A section on Museum Collections describes the collections of museums in 29 countries. The bibliography on Indonesia (45-125) is comprehensive, noting for each publication: the format, the types of textiles discussed, regions covered, and the photographs included. A reference section includes small color photographs illustrating the various types of textiles. The annotation for each publication is very brief and factual, however, and does not give much commentary or any evaluation by Howard.