Bernhard and Erika Bart – Sumatran Songket Weaving

Event Date: 13 December 2017 St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL The Oriental Rug and Textile Society of Great Britain presents: Bernhard and Erika Bart – Sumatran Songket Weaving Bernhard and Erika from Switzerland have their own project to revitalise the art of silk brocade weaving “Songket”. They will talk about their work, research, and the culture in …

Helen Mears – The James Henry Green Collection at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Event Date: 22 November 2017 St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL The Oriental Rug and Textile Society of Great Britain presents: Helen Mears (Keeper of World Art at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton) – The James Henry Green Collection at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Colonel James Henry Green assembled a pre-eminent collection of textiles, photographs, notes, books …

Aisa Martinez – Omani Costumes

Event Date: 17 March 2015 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Aisa Martinez (British Museum) – Omani Costumes ‘Dress studies’ is a relatively new academic field whose major theories and case studies emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Joanne Eicher, one of the earliest scholars, states that clothing …

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Lesley Pullen – Textiles of Sumatra: Traditional Cloth from the Island of Gold

Event Date: 19 March 2014  St James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL The Oriental Rug and Textile Society of Great Britain presents:                                                  Lesley Pullen (SOAS) – Textiles of Sumatra: Traditional Cloth from the Island of Gold Known by early traders as Suwarnadwipa or …