INTERNATIONAL – TAASA Review December 2014


This article was originally found in the December 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 31).

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THAILAND The 5th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium, Chiang Mai 19 ­ 21 January 2015 The ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium’s core objective is to preserve and promote traditional textiles of ASEAN nations.

The first symposium was held in Indonesia in December 2005 and the topics in 2015 include dying cloth using natural dyes; using natural fibres; conserving and developing traditional textiles, and developing commercial traditional textiles. For more information go to: CANADA The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Aga Khan Museum, Toronto December 13, 2014 – March 15, 2015 In 1998, an Arab ship carrying goods from China was discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean off Belitung Island, Indonesia.

Dating from the 9th-century, the Belitung shipwreck is the earliest Arab vessel of this period to be found with a complete cargo, including silver ingots, bronze mirrors, spicefilled jars, intricately worked vessels of silver and gold, and thousands of ceramic bowls, ewers, and other vessels...