Weaving Traditions Carol Cassidy and Woven Silks of Laosby Carol Cassidy
Weaving Tradition examines traditional and contemporary textiles from Laos and within that context, presents the work of Carol Cassidy and the Lao Textiles Studio. The book is conceived and written by Dorothy Twining Globus, former curator of exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design and past director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology with essays by Mary F. Connors, an expert on traditions and textiles of Laos, and Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author and one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary textiles. Author: Carol Cassidy (Lao Textiles, 2004, Pbk, 160 pp)
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Carol Cassidy, internationally acclaimed textile designer and founder of Lao Textiles, has been instrumental in reviving the craft of silk weaving in Laos. Specializing in hand-woven silk, Carol blends her own artistry with ancient local techniques and tradition to create contemporary woven art. Her team of predominantly female weavers use hybrid looms, which Carol designed herself, to produce intricate brocade, ikat and tapestry textiles.