Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand

Paul & Elaine Lewis


Beautiful hardcover version in almost new condition!

The book 'Peoples of the Golden Triangle' is a standardwork about the arts, crafts & culture of six minority tribes in Asia.

The area of Southeast Asia known as the Golden Triangle is home to six culturally distinct peoples: the Karen, Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Akha, and Lisu. They struggle in a hostile environment to maintain the integrity of their animistic beliefs, customs, and way of life against all the pressures of the rapidly changing society around them.

Paul and Elaine Lewis spent decades living and working with the tribes of Northern Thailand. The results of their experience and research are gathered in this book, along with more than seven hundred photographs, most of them in color. Here we see not merely the demanding landscape in which these peoples live, but their ceremonies and rituals, their clothing and ornamentation, music instruments, their houses and villages, and the impressive skills that they exhibit in crafts such as jewelry, textiles, and basketmaking.

This out-of-print and sought-after hardcover book with 300 pages is well illustrated with many beautiful photos, all in full color.

"Combines the usefulness of a culture summary with the liveliness of personal vignettes and page after page of exquisite color photographs" - Natural History

Published by Thames & Hudson on 1 December 1998

  • 300 pages
  • Hardcover version in almost new condition
  • English