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August 20th, 2011

A Lecture Revitalization of the Old Craft of Songket Textiles

A Lecture Revitalization of the Old Craft of Songket Textiles0

Revitalization of the Old Craft

 of Songket Textiles

A Lecture by Bernhard Bart

 Bernhard Bart arrived in Sumatra with the intention of learning the language, but instead learned about the textile heritage of the area.  He discovered that the traditional art of weaving songket, a sumptuous and intricate supplementary weft technique that had been the hallmark of the area, was disappearing.  Mr. Bart decided to revitalize the craft in particular by preserving the old patterns and by developing methods to make it more economic to weave.  He and Indonesian friends founded Studio Songket ErikaRianti with the goal to produce songket shoulder cloths with the patterns as fine and intricate as the old ones.  Mr. Bart will present a lecture which will discuss this process as well as the future he envisions for the continuation of this traditional art. 

 The Thai Textile Society would like to thank the Siam Society for their help with this lecture.

Date:   Saturday, 20 August 2011

Time:  10:00 am.

Place: The Siam Society,  Lecture Room, 4th Floor,

               131 Asoke Rd, Sukhumvit 21

BTS – Asoke            MRT – Sukhumvit

 

Donation:  100 Baht -Thai Textile Society & Siam Society Members

                       200 Baht - non-members 

Information & Reservation Please email: bkk.tts@gmail.com