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The Splendour of Sumatran Textiles on Show in Phoenix

by Susi, 7 March 2010

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The Phoenix Art Museum presents an exhibition of Sumatran textiles from the collection of Dr. Thomas J. Hudak, through 4 July 2010. The island of Sumatra is far larger and more diverse than most people might think. It’s five times the size of Great Britain and Ireland combined, and is home to a variety of peoples and cultures, some of them little known and studied. This exhibition offers a representative selection of textiles which reflect the island’s cultural diversity and rich history. Dr. Hudak is a professor of linguistics at Arizona State University,¬†focusing on the languages and literature of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on Indonesian culture, heritage and identity.

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