TAASA VICTORIA – TAASA Review September 2009


This article was originally found in the September 2009 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 18, Issue 3, Page 27).

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`Other worlds: Tai textiles’ Exhibition – 13 June Behruz Studio, Melbourne Russell Howard introduced this exhibition, drawn from his extensive collection of textiles and costume of the Tai speaking peoples of Laos and Vietnam.

Russell provided an introduction to the geography and the textile producing groups of the border region, before guiding a large audience through the three levels of the Behruz Studio gallery where textiles produced by the Tai Muong, Thanh, and Tai Lao peoples were displayed.

The exhibition revealed the richness of the Tai textile tradition and the skill of the weavers and dyers...