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Title: Tangan-tangan trampil Seni Kerajinan Aceh/Hands of Time. The Crafts of Aceh. First edn.
Description: Jakarta, Djambatan, 1989. Square 8. Orig. stiff pictorial coloured and lettered wrappers. (xvi), 181pp.Many fine col. ills. on 10 plates with bi-lingual captions, indonesian/english, num. black/white text-ills, text-figs., some diagrams, sketch-map of Aceh and overall-map of Indonesia/Southeast Asia on a leave, bibliography, table of contents, note on foreign words and names, concise biographical note to author with a small portrait. Bi-lingual text throughout, indonesian/english. The concise introduction deals, a.o., with Islam, the Golden Age of Aceh, europeans and colonialism, the impact of war on Craft production, cultural context, classification of crafts., followed by descriptions of Acehnese crafts as gold thread embroidery, the rencong, woodcarving, traditional architecture, silk weaving, jewelry, earthenware, design and motives, &c. A very good copy.

Keywords: atjeh aceh applied art crafts arms rencong weaving embroidery architecture tradition weaving metal work jewelry silks sumatra indonesia

Price: EUR 125.00 = appr. US$ 135.86 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 45003