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Webinar: Splendors of Malay World Textiles with John Ang

Date and Time: Oct 9, 2022 | 12:01 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Splendours of Malay World Textiles is an unprecedented exhibition displaying the entire genre of textiles from the Malay World. 650 textiles divided into 12 major categories of textile techniques will be on display. These include some of the best examples of Songket (brocade), Limar (weft ikat), Telepuk (gold leaf applique), Tekatan (embroidery), Pelangi (tie-dye), Ikat Loseng (warp ikat), Tenunan (plain weave of stripes and checks), Linangkit (tapestry), Cetakan (prints), Batik (wax resist), Renda (lace) and Anyaman (woven unspun plant fibre). Textiles of other countries that relate to these Malay textiles will also be on display to enable direct comparisons. This exhibition was put together by collector John Ang to showcase these textiles in terms of the greater Malay world and to engender a greater understanding of the great and various techniques and influences, in his own home and workspace, which he has opened to the public through October 30. ​He will speak about these categories of textiles while sharing examples from his impressive collection.

John Ang of was born in Chicago to Singaporean parents. After he received his M.A. in Asian Art History from the University of Michigan, he moved to Japan and worked as a reporter for Japan Times covering Asian Art exhibitions and performances in Tokyo. Later he travelled to Taipei where he established an art gallery handling fine Asian art which included furniture, sculpture, textiles, carpets and jewelry. Since 1990 he has lectured in several universities in Taiwan and China as well as at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong. Currently he has been focused on forming this comprehensive collection of textiles of the Malay world.
This webinar is sponsored by the International Hajji Baba Society of Washington, DC. It is free of charge, but registration is required.

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Oct 09 2022


Time stated in EST
12:00 PM

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