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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:35 am 
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Dear All,

A special exhibition of Indian textiles is taking placing in Singapore at Asian Civilisations Museum. It is said to show a major part of an important collection for the first time. So it is worthy stopping by if you have an opportunity.
This is going on until 3 June 2012.

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Don


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Thanks very much, Don for this info. See some details on-line with a few images one of which I am posting here http://www.acm.org.sg/exhibitions/event ... ventID=749


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:31 am 
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Just before leaving Singapore, I was given the wonderful opportunity to have a pre-view of the exhibit before it opened. I was awed by the variety, beauty and size of the cloths. There was so much there to ponder as the longer one looked, the more similarities one perceived with Indonesian cloth. Such a tremendous influence the Indian trade cloths have been on the Indonesian tradition. Just compare that with the influence of the colonial era and globalization subsequent to that .... :(

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:30 pm 
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For anyone able to be in Singapore for Saturday 21 April 2012 there is a one-day conference in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name mentioned above:

Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400-1900
9:00 am to 6.30pm at Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place (Basement), Singapore.

Journey back to when India clothed the world. In the 17th and 18th centuries, millions of yards of cloth a year were produced in the subcontinent – mainly in the Gujarat and on the Coromandel Coast – and traded to various regions of Asia, the Islamic lands, and Europe. Wherever they were traded, these Indian textiles created a sensation. Loved for their quality and bright, unfading colours, many became treasured heirlooms in remote and isolated islands of the Indonesian archipelago and were often passed down from generation to generation.

This one-day conference is held in conjunction with the special exhibition at ACM, Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400-1900. Many of these extraordinary textiles show the deep roots of today’s globalised world and the surprising and fascinating impact of cultural exchange. Featuring a distinguished panel of international academics and experts, the conference will provide deeper insight into the trade and markets, historical significance, and production and style of Indian textiles, as well as their consumption patterns and influence on indigenous traditions.

Speakers

To step on the spread cloth: Indian textiles and the globalisation of trade in the Indian Ocean, past and present
John Guy
Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Pathways of cloth to eastern Indonesia and Siam
Leonard Y. Andaya
Professor, University of Hawaii, and
Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore

A taste for textiles
Ruurdje Laarhoven
Adjunct Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University

Production of Indian textiles for trade: Limitations and shifting paradigms
Gauri Krishnan
Director, Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore

Toraja and the textile trade: Heirloom cloths, ritual and status among the Sa’dan Toraja of Sulawesi
Roxana Waterson
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Indian trade textiles to Thailand from the 17th to 20th century
Prapasorn Posrithong
Independent Scholar, Thailand

See full details of the conference

Just to remind you that you can find on-line details of the special exhibition at Asian Civilisations Museum, "Patterns of Trade: Indian Textiles for Export, 1400-1900" which runs until 17 Jun 2012.

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