FALLING IN LOVE WITH WEST SUMBA IKAT TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

FALLING IN LOVE WITH WEST SUMBA IKAT TRADITIONAL TEXTILES

T The Indonesian, PRECIOUS SUMBANESE MAMULI   The first time I saw Mamuli Earrings, was In Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum Paris many years ago, where they display hundreds of Indonesian Antique Ethnic earrings, where some of them are no longer to be seen in…

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…

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…