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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:09 pm 
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I received a seasonal email message from forum member and weaver, Kathleen F Johnson, directing me to her website, Whilst exploring the site I came across two articles on the amazing tablet woven sazigyo ties used to bind Buddhist scriptures which I thought that forum members might find interesting. These can be found on the site off the Burma menu page I found it a little difficult to locate both articles by Kathleen so, in case you miss them, here are the links to pdfs of the articles ... ndings.pdf and ... _final.pdf Off there is a pdf (large file!) of a full length sazigyo chart created by Kathleen's friend from Taiwan, Tsai Yushan, following detailed analysis of one of Kathleen's sazigyo.

[Sadly it seems that Kathleen's website is no longer live and also the Textile Society of American no longer has the Winter 2009 edition of their Newsletter on-line!]

I attach a photo which I took of a basket of Kathleen's sazigyo when I visited her in the Bangkok on 2004 (not shown, as far as I am aware, on her site).

Ralph Isaacs is well known for his expertise on sazigyo. See chapter 5.2 'Burmese textile texts: sazigyo' in 'Textiles from Burma' edited by Elizabeth Dell and Sandra Dudley published by Art Media Resources in association with The James Henry Green Centre for World Art, Brighton ISBN 1-58886-067-1 Also see his article 'Sazigyo: Textile Texts' in the Oxford Asian Textile Group Newsletter No 34 of June 2006 which is freely available to download on-line.

File comment: A collection of sazigyo in the collection of Kathleen F Johnson (2004)
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