Deriving their aesthetic and ritual powers from techniques of fabrication and use in various lifecycle ceremonies these textiles also serve as records of an important period in balinese history drawing on information from the 1930s and recent research the exhibition presents an overview of balinese textiles and encourages visitors to . This book and its accompanying exhibit explore the mead bateson textiles as forms of power some textiles in the exhibit are valued for their magical powers derived from techniques of fabrication and contexts of use other cloths are important for the stories that surround them as records of a period in balinese history. Review of my exhibit fabricating power with balinese textiles by prof susan rodgers college of the holy cross at the bard graduate center gallery new york february 26 july 8 2018 anthropologists margaret mead 1901 1978 and. Get this from a library fabricating power with balinese textiles urmila mohan bard graduate center decorative arts design history material culture anthropologists margaret mead and gregory bateson were pioneers in using visual anthropological techniques to study the aesthetics of bodily motion in bali what is less well known is that they also . Fabricating power with balinese textiles a bard graduate center focus project on view from february 23 through july 8 2018 considers the making and use of textiles as ceremonial objects that operate within a unique balinese hindu cosmology and explores the role of textiles as symbols of cultural resilience and continuity
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