TRC Asia week, 13-19 July 2019

Boy's apron (locally called a boezel) from the Dutch island of Marken, made from a cotton, indigo resist-dyed Indonesian batik textile with Arabic (style) script, early 20th century (TRC 2009.0048).

Boy's apron (locally called a boezel) from the Dutch island of Marken, made from a cotton, indigo resist-dyed Indonesian batik textile with Arabic (style) script, early 20th century (TRC 2009.0048).

To highlight the theme of the upcoming International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), namely ‘Asia and Europe/Asia in Europe’ (Leiden, 16-19 July), the TRC is organising an Asia Week with a special exhibition and a programme of workshops and lectures.

The exhibition will reflect upon the influence of Asia upon European textiles and fashion. It will include both urban garments and regional dress that are made from Chinese, Indian and Indonesian textiles, as well as European textiles that have been influenced by Asian and ‘Oriental’ forms. Examples date from the eighteenth century to the present day. There will also be a special display of thirteenth century Indian indigo textiles produced for the Middle Eastern market and indirectly that of Europe. The exhibition is open to the public from 1 July until 22 August 2019.

Back of a woman's blouse from the Dutch island of Marken, with a panel (localy called a baaf) with a chintz-style decoration with peacocks and buteh, 1937 (TRC 2007.0525c 2).

Back of a woman's blouse from the Dutch island of Marken, with a panel (localy called a baaf) with a chintz-style decoration with peacocks and buteh, 1937 (TRC 2007.0525c 2).

From Saturday 13 until Friday 19 July, a series of three to five hour practical workshops and one and a half hour lectures will be organised, which focus on various aspects of textile and dress production and ornamentation, within the context of East-West relationships. For the workshops no prior (practical) knowledge is required. A detailed programme of lectures and workshops will be announced in due course, in parallel with the programme of the ICAS conference.

The TRC will be open from Saturday 13 until Friday 19 July to ICAS participants and others who are interested. Entrance to the gallery is free. For the lectures and workshops, which have a maximum number of participants, prior registration is required. The costs for attending the workshops is 35 euro, for lectures it is 7.5 euro (incl. coffee/tea). Please register well in advance: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

The following list of workshops and lectures is provisional and will be regularly extended and updated. The programme with dates and time schedule will be published by the end of May. 

Workshops:

  • Indigo dyeing and printing, by Georg Stark (UNESCO-recognised craftsman, Germany)
  • Southeast Asian weave identification, by Sandra Sardjono (Berkeley, CA)
  • Southeast Asian looms, by Chris Buckley (Oxford, UK)
  • Embroidery from Afghanistan, by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (TRC, Leiden)
  • Anaysing ancient textile fragments with affordable equipment, by Eric Boudot (Beijing)

Lectures:

  • Indonesian textiles, by Joanna Barrkman (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Medieval Indian textiles found in Egypt, by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (TRC, Leiden)
  • Indian influence on Gulf textiles and garments, by Reem el Mutwalli (Qatar)
  • Taqueté textiles and the Silk Road, by Eric Boudot (Beijing)
Ikat textile from Indonesia, early 20th century, made for the Dutch market, with Dutch lions and ship anchors (TRC 2010.0370).

Ikat textile from Indonesia, early 20th century, made for the Dutch market, with Dutch lions and ship anchors (TRC 2010.0370).

 

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The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Stichting Textile Research Centre. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
 
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