Members' Collections: Geoffrey Saba on his Thai silk ikat ('mudmee') - via Zoom
19th AUGUST 2020 at 6pm
Geoffrey presented a survey of mudmee, drawing on pieces in his collection and pieces exhibited at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, during their 2016 exhibition of ikat from around the world.
Woven in indigenous silk with floral and geometric patterns, textiles from each region of Thailand have their own pattern and colour identities. We see recurrent cross cultural motifs such as the 'naga', snake or dragon motif. In Thailand mudmee silks are now worn by anyone, but they have received royal patronage especially when combined with gold brocade weaving.