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The Ten Hoopen Collection of Indonesian Ikat Illuminates Lisbon

When Peter ten Hoopen travelled across the Indonesian archipelago in the 1970s, he was taken by the textile arts he saw along the way. Ikat weaving is a common thread that ties together the diversity of this nation’s myriad cultures and traditions, and unites the layers of history it was … Continue reading

Filled under : Ethnographica , Textiles , Tribal Art
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Hey Textilians: Play the Maharam Memory Game

Have you got an eye for textiles? Test your textile memory with the Maharam Memory Game, a beautiful, enjoyable and relevant freebie on Maharam’s marvelous website. The game involves remembering the location of textile swatches and pairing them up on screen. Be warned: it’s compulsive. Maharam is a fourth-generation family … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Textiles
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Textile Designers Take Note: Big Batik Exhibition in Hawaii

Lush, crisp, sophisticated, graphic, earthy, arresting. Antique batik at its highest levels has much to offer contemporary textile designers. Far more than one would think based on the banal repertoire of tourist batiks which are the most frequently seen examples outside of Indonesia. Visit the Honolulu Academy of Art between … Continue reading

Filled under : Textiles
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Meditate on This

All is Buddha. Each form, each particle is a Buddha. One form is all Buddhas. All forms, all particles, are all Buddhas. All forms, sounds, scents, feelings, and phenomena are also like this, each filling all fields.       – Pai-chang This great truth can now be made manifest on … Continue reading

Filled under : Interiors
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Indonesian Textiles @ ArtIC

From last December until March an extraordinary exhibition of Indonesian textiles was up at the venerable Art Institute of Chicago, entitled The Art of Indonesian Textiles. It closed in March, so if you didn’t go, you missed it.  But you can still get the book, which is as extraordinary as … Continue reading

Filled under : Textiles , Tribal Art
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The Design Library for Textilians

An amazing resource in New York State, serving the world.  The Design Library sells and licenses antique textile designs from their vast collection of original documentary textiles. Most of their clients are in home furnishing, fashion and graphic design industries.  They have satellite offices in London and Manhattan, and staff … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Furniture Design , Interiors , Textiles
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