Celebrating International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021

Celebrating International Women’s Day – 8 March 2021

I am truly proud to have been able to devote a small part of my life to help empower women artisans in Indonesia, and the strongest reasons to celebrate International Women Day today, to honour those who have welcomed me to explore their world and 

YOU THINK THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE?? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!

YOU THINK THIS IS A MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE?? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!

It aches my heart when I find a textile sold online with false information, cheating potential buyers with misleading details. The victims are usually textile lovers who have not many clues about the origin of certain textiles and who are desperate to add something valuable 

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET

LET’S SUPPORT SLOW TEXTILE PRODUCTION, AND HELP SAVE OUR PLANET. Keeping the textile production going is great, but equally important to keep the textile culture alive and to respect the environment along the journey. Our involvement is not just about encouraging ikat production for economic 

REMEMBERING R.A.KARTINI, THE WOMEN I LOOK UP TO, MY HEROINE!!

REMEMBERING R.A.KARTINI, THE WOMEN I LOOK UP TO, MY HEROINE!!

R.A Kartini (info about her here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartini) started the campaign to defend women’s rights in Indonesia, through education, and to show your appreciation and respect for her amazing work, it is your time to continue the fight by empowering women and help develop education in the 

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