Calendar Pages -- Collector's Corner: Textiles From East Timor, Old Indonesian Batiks, and Burmese Court Textiles



April 01st, 2006

Collector's Corner: Textiles From East Timor, Old Indonesian Batiks, and Burmese Court Textiles

Speaker: Khun Earl Kessler
10.00 a.m.

The venue will be the Textile Collector’s Circle
12/3 Surasak Rd, off Silom Rd (behind the Holiday Inn Silom)
For BTS take the Surasak stop, one before the Taksin stop

Earl Kessler has lived in Asia for many years working in international development, a job that took him into the hinterlands of Asia where he acquired some very interesting textiles. Earl will share with us part of his collection and will explain the designs, colors and weave used in these pieces, some of them rare.

The textiles from East Timor are all in cotton ikat weave, acquired from the tribal people who owned them. Although woven in low technology, they display beautiful patterns and colors. The Indonesian batiks are collector’s items, especially interesting are the pieces known as Hokohai batiks that were woven under the Japanese occupation. The Burmese court textiles known as Luntana-Acheiq, are in tapestry weave some with silver thread, undulating wave pattern or rainbow designs.

฿200 members and ฿300 non-members

To make a reservation please contact Khun Bank at info@thaitextilesociety.org