Uncommon Threads: Textiles of Southeast Asia

January 15 - February 28, 2007

A textile exhibit to coincide with the February 2007 Uncommon Threads lectures to be given by Mattiebelle Gittinger, Ph.D., of The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

The February 1, 7:00 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.
Click on 'lectures' above for additional information.

Dr. Gittinger will present

"Cloth that Speaks: The Intricate Roles of Indonesian Textiles."

Library resources on display from the Ruth Funk Collection include:

Batik From the Courts of Java and Sumatra NK9503.2 .I6G3413 2004
In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World TT127. G53 2000
Batik Design NK 9503.2 .I5 R66 1998
Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing NK9500 .K3 1973
Batiks and How to Make Them NK9503 .M5 1925
Textiles and the Tai Experience in Southeast Asia NK8977 .A1 G58 1992
Textiles of Southeast Asia NK8977 .A1 M39 2003
Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh NK8877 .F73 2005
Master Dyers to the World: Technique and Trade in Early Indian Dyed Cotton Textiles TS1557 .U62 W373 1982
Splendid Symbols: Textiles and Tradition in Indonesia GN635 .I65 G57 1985
Ikat Textiles of India NK9504.7 .D464 1988
The Ikats of Sumba: The Dyeing and Weaving of Ceremonial Robes (DVD) TT853 .I52 2004

Tube Skirt, Pha Sin (Laos)

A brochure provides additional information resources about Southeast Asian textiles.

Head cloth, Pha Biang

Top Photo: Toraja people Sulawesi, Indonesia
Sacred heirloom textile [ma'a or mawa; mbesa]
Early 20th century cotton, natural dyes; painting, block printing

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