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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:56 am 
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I thought that I would share with the forum a very nice email that I received today:

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Great to know that there are the ones like you concerning for the mualang textiles. I my self is the one of Mualang people, stay in Jakarta. Unfortunately hard to find original mualang textiles today.


I have searched the forum for 'Mualang' and found 4 threads showing Mulang textiles - see the links below. Very special textiles and good to know that our interest and appreciation of these fine textiles is welcomed by a Mualang member.

http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... g&start=15

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:30 pm 
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Hi and thanks for this Pamela -

I cannot locate the original comment from the "Mualang person who lives in Jakarta".

I would VERY MUCH like to get in contact with that person to learn what I can about the Mualang. I have a number of Mualang skirts and a few pua one of which I am positing here.

It is a charming piece that grows on you as you study it and I BELIEVE it is Mualang but if not, I would desire to know that also.

The center "void" seems to be a characteristic of Mualang skirts and the brownish color also seems common to Mualang. I don't know if the center void had the same powerful significance to the Mualang as to the Iban who referred to such pua as "bali belumpong" (spelling varies).

Because I understand that the Mualang stopped weaving pua prior to WWII for various reasons, I believe that this piece dates to early 20th century. It is in excellent condition for its age.

If that Mualang person could contact me via the forum or my email, I would very much appreciate it.

And needless to say, if that person knows of other Mualang textiles, I would greatly appreciate that also.

A little oddity about the pua I posted is that one half is "upside down" with respect to the other. It is hardly noticeable because of the "up-down" symmetry. I always wonder why about such things. Purposeful or is it because the weaver did not have the same aesthetic concerns (hang-ups"?) as Westerners do?

So greetings to the Mualang Person and I very much hope we can get into contact!

My warmest regards to all,

-John





Pamela wrote:
I thought that I would share with the forum a very nice email that I received today:

Quote:
Great to know that there are the ones like you concerning for the mualang textiles. I my self is the one of Mualang people, stay in Jakarta. Unfortunately hard to find original mualang textiles today.


I have searched the forum for 'Mualang' and found 4 threads showing Mulang textiles - see the links below. Very special textiles and good to know that our interest and appreciation of these fine textiles is welcomed by a Mualang member.

http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... ht=mualang
http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... g&start=15


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File comment: A Mulang pua somewhat different than others I have seen. It is
73" (measured to fringe ends) x 35.5". And about 104 warp theads/inch x 16 weft picks/inch. It is all handspun cotton with natural dyes. Excellent condition. Age perhaps early 20th c

mualang 4 .jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:47 am 
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John

Thanks for posting this photo of this very striking, possibly Mualang, ikat. Very powerful.

You could not find the comment from the Mualang living in Jakarta because it was made in an email form from the main tti website directly back to me and my post of the quote here - sharing it with the forum - was the first time that it had appeared.

I will make contact and give them your email address so, if they wish to correspond, they are able to do so.

Best wishes,

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