Name: Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Art (Book) autographed by authors Joshua Hirschstein and Maren Beck
Available October 1, 2017................. What began as a couple’s backpacking adventure with their young sons in Southeast Asia transformed into a thriving fair trade business and a renewed sense of well-being. Part travelogue, part silk-weaving primer, this is a tender portrait of an American family’s travels in Laos’s remote Houaphan Province. As they learn about the ancient silk weaving traditions in the hill tribe community of Xam Tai, so too they gain an appreciation for the strong sense of well-being in Lao culture. Over the past decade, Joshua and Maren have developed deep connections with the villagers of Xam Tai who raise their own fiber from silkworms, create their own natural dyes, and weave the patterns of their ancestors into healing cloths, ceremonial textiles, and daily wear. The authors provide an in-depth and rare view into the everyday lives, culture, and craft of Lao silk weavers. Joe Coca’s gorgeous photos enrich the text. Published by Thrums Books. 224 pages, 235 color photos; ISBN: 0997216891 $34.95 (plus $3/shipping if ordering an autographed copy from Above the Fray)
Size: 224 pages; 235 color photos; 10" x 10"