[Click to see full spread. Pictured are pages from Gypsy: A World of Colour & Interiors with photography by Chris Court.]
Before you get too excited, Sibella Court's latest book, Gypsy, isn't scheduled for release in the U.S. until next year. But if, like me, you decide to give yourself a holiday treat, the book can be ordered from the UK or Australia.
[Gorgeously designed book even has a textured cover.]
Prompted by her Indochine chapter, I'm highlighting a couple of interesting textiles connected to the area.
Here's a detail view of dealer Marla Mallett's antique silk brocade Tai Daeng mosquito net border (Northeastern Laos).
The V & A says that this geometric-patterned 19th-century woven and embroidered bedcover from their collection was probably made by Dai people who are ethnically linked to groups in Northern Laos and Thailand.
[Screengrabs are from the 1993 movie.]For more inspiration, try a great rainy-weekend-viewing Vietnamese-French film we covered a while back, The Scent of Green Papaya.