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 Post subject: Khmer Silks
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:00 pm 
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For those of you who may be in the London area between now and 25 Feb 2007 there is a small exhibition of Khmer textiles at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, south London - see info: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/exhibitions/c ... xhib_id=56

I have not yet had a chance to go and see the exhibit which has been curated by Fiona Kerlogue, Curator of Asian Anthropology at the Horniman. However, I attended a lecture by Dr Kerlogue in late February 2006 where she described her trip in 2004 to Cambodia collecting material for the then upcoming exhibit to add a cultural context to textiles in the Museum collection. The balcony textile exhibits at the Horniman are quite small but they are jewels in an otherwise desert of no anthropological textiles being shown in London museums during the past two or three years. This sad state of affairs seems likely to continue for the forseeable future. Thank goodness that the Horniman currently has a policy (and a small amount of funding) to mount textile exhibits based on their collections.

An article by Fiona Kerlogue, 'Symbol and ceremony', looking at textiles in traditional Cambodian life was published in the Summer 2006 'Textile Perspectives' (incorporated in the Summer 2006 edition of The Quilter, the magazine of The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles'). This same edition of Textile Perspectives also included an article 'Giving women a voice' telling of one woman's mission to recapture Cambodia's lost silk weaving heritage: the story of Sompen Kutranon. http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/content ... embers.htm


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I have just received an email from Mona Berman drawing my attention to the following website: http://www.mekongblue.com/index.htm about a project that "helps women at risk thru education and vocational training, etc in a poor rural providence in Northern Cambodia: SWDC is a weaving center and much more". Mona is on the Board of Directors of SWDC.

I suppose I should really be posting this on the Tribal Textile Shopping forum but it seemed to follow on in my mind from the forgoing post which may have prompted the email to me.

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