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Lectures, Publications, Articles and Exhibitions
Listed below are a list of exhibitions, talks and shows that focuses in on Tribal Spiritís collection of antique textiles. The collectionís strength is in Bhutanese costume, royal silks weavings from Burma and talismanic cloth from SE Asia. Over the years we have shared our collections and field research with interested parties through events and writings shown.

Recently we have become a member of the New England Apparel Club (NEAC) based out of Marlboro MA. NEAC presents apparel tradeshows several times a year where we market our collection of contemporary shawls and scarves from Asia.
For a list of NEAC show dates that Tribal Spirit will be attending please click here.
For more information about NEAC including directions click here.
Link to our wholesale line click here

Textile Exhibitions
"Lun taya: Cloth of Many Shuttles, Tapestry Woven Court Silks of Burma", Textile Society of America Symposium, Smith College, Northampton, MA. September 26th - 28th, 2002
"Tribal Traditions, The Costumes and Culture of the Chin" Fiber Arts Center, Amherst, MA. August 1st - September 30th, 2002
"Bhutanese Textiles; Weaving from the Heart", Asian Cultural Center of VT, West Brattleboro, VT. July 15th - Aug 12th, 2007
Photos of the exhibition at the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont
"Bhutanese Textiles; Weaving from the Heart", Bank of Thailand Museum and Asian Cultural Center of VT, Chiang Mai Thailand. November 10th, 2008 - February 9th, 2009
Photos of the opening at the Bank of Thailand Museum
Photos of the exhibition at the Bank of Thailand Museum

Publications
"Notes from the Field: On the Trail of Khumi, Khami, and Mro Textiles" by Jay Bommer and Deborah Garner, The Textile Museum Journal 1999/2000
The seminal research of traditional textiles from the Mro, Khumi, and Khami peoples, Southern Chin groups in western Burma.
PDF file of the Textile Museum Journal article click here

Press
"In Search of Authentic Artifacts" Jacksonville Times-Union, Jacksonville FL March 8th 1997
"Editorial" by Tuyet Nguyet, Arts of Asia, Hong Kong, China. November-December issue,vol. 38 no.36, 2008
PDF file of Arts of Asia Editoral click here
"United States & Thailand Celebrate Bhutanese Textiles" by Susan Taber Avila, Fiberarts Magazine, January/February 2009
PDF file of Fiberarts article click here
"Textile Art and Photographs of Bhutan leave Brattleboro for Exhibit in Thailand" by Adam Silver, Gallery Walk, Brattleboro VT, November 7th 2008
PDF file of the Gallery Walk article click here

Lectures
"Tribal Elegance: The Culture & Cermonial Costumes of the Chin" Fiber Arts Center, Amherst, MA. Lecture: August 1st 2002
"Burma and Beyond", Lecture for Radeke Society at Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, July 13th, 2004





















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