F RO M TRADITIO N AL TO M OD E R N : T H E I M P AC T O F E N T R E P R E N E U R S H I P ON SOUTHEAST ASIAN TEXTILES – TAASA Review March 2011

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This article was originally found in the March 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 1, Page 12).

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Gill Green T wo antique textiles when juxtaposed present some intriguing questions.

One is a cotton batik sarong from Pekalongan, a north central Java coastal town and the other a silk textile patterned by a tie-dye resist method, now in the collection of the National Museum of Cambodia.

At least 80 years old, they share a remarkably similar pictorial composition featuring icons of modernity, contemporary with the turn of the 20th century...