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Sharing Indonesian Textile Stories with Institut Teknologi Bandung’s MBA Students

Sharing Indonesian Textile Stories with Institut Teknologi Bandung’s MBA Students

When I left high school years ago, I wanted so much to get a place to study at Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB), one of Indonesia’s most prestigious universities.  Sadly I never had the chance to study there, and never imagined the chance to actually lecture […]

Memory of International Fashion Parade in Muscat, Oman in 1991, showing my Ikat in the Gulf

Memory of International Fashion Parade in Muscat, Oman in 1991, showing my Ikat in the Gulf

The thing you find when digging up old photos in the computer, I found this photo, the only photo I have from an international fashion parade event organised by a very good friend of mine, a Colombian fashion designer I met in Muscat, Oman in […]

Symposium on Ikat Textiles SOAS, London – “Ties That Bind (Past, Present and Future)”

Symposium on Ikat Textiles SOAS, London – “Ties That Bind (Past, Present and Future)”

It was an honour that I got invited by the legendary Indonesian Fashion Designer, Merdi Sihombing, to co-present his Ulos Batak presentation at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London during the Symposium on Ikat Textiles on 15th May 2016.  The two days ikat symposium was attended by ikat […]

Cooking for OATG (Oxford Asian Textile Group) members fundraising for Connect Indonesia, The Charity

Cooking for OATG (Oxford Asian Textile Group) members fundraising for Connect Indonesia, The Charity

I am truly grateful to the members of OATG (Oxford Asian Textile Group) www.oatg.org.uk who made the effort to attended our small charity lunch event on Saturday 18th April, hosted by Mr & Mrs Owen, at their lovely home in Wimbledon. The charity lunch was […]

Our Small Ikat Textile Exhibition in Chelsea, London, Supported by BNI 46 team, London

Our Small Ikat Textile Exhibition in Chelsea, London, Supported by BNI 46 team, London

22nd of June 2014, A date fairly late in June and considered to be mid-summer, but London’s morning often fairly cold even in the middle of summer. I woke up to a bright blue sky that morning, but it was still a little nippy outside. […]

Love is not without sacrifices – our display at the wet and rainy Nottingham Festival, England, June 2014

Love is not without sacrifices – our display at the wet and rainy Nottingham Festival, England, June 2014

I barely recovered from the exhaustion of the long drive to and back from Nottingham, but its kind of nice to sit outside today with a cup of coffee and just looking back at the long journey I endured just to display some Indonesian traditional […]

Meeting Alfonsa Horeng, a devoted weaver from Flores

Meeting Alfonsa Horeng, a devoted weaver from Flores

I met Alfonsa Horeng for the 1st time in Cyberspace, via an online weaving community in Facebook.  She regularly posted her weaving activities and her travels around the world via social media presenting beautiful textile of Flores.  I was truly inspired by her journey and […]

Dr Sandra Niessen and her love for Ulos Ulos Batak

Dr Sandra Niessen and her love for Ulos Ulos Batak

I met Dr Sandra Niessen on Facebook a few years ago, and I have followed her stories about her love for Ulos Batak ever since. Sandra has written and published several comprehensive books on Ulos Batak, must-have books for Ulos textile lovers around the world. […]