THE 2ND ASEAN TRADITIONAL TEXTILE SYMPOSIUM – TAASA Review June 2009
Gill Green 1-3 February 2009, Manila, Philippines. The National Museum of the Philippines was the venue for this symposium, co-hosted with the Museum Foundation of the Philippines.
The ASEAN Foundation/Japan ASEAN Solidarity Fund provided primary funding supported by Himpunan Wastraprema (Indonesia), the symposium’s founding organization and host of the first symposium in Djakarta in 2005. The theme, Habi: Sustaining Traditional Textiles of the ASEAN, discussed ways of promoting, preserving and maintaining sustainability of plant fibre production, weaving and dyeing methods deeply rooted in the cultures of ASEAN communities.
Invited speakers from the 10 ASEAN nations – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar Participants to the symposium on the steps of the National Museum of the Philippines...