TAASA TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review September 2018
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This article was originally found in the September 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 28).
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8 May 2018 Tales from the East Lindie Ward, independent textile specialist and former MAAS curator, discussed the rare textiles that feature in a current exhibition Tales from the East at Old Government House, Parramatta.
This exhibition draws from the National Trust Dress Register collection, illustrating connections to India developed during Governor Macquarie’s time in Sydney. In addition to presenting images of the muslins, chintzes, silks and cashmere shawls, Lindie explained the context for the extensive trade in Indian textiles in the early years of colonial Sydney, when demand for India’s luxurious textiles was at its height around the world. (L to R) Bev Dunbar, Anne Carmine and Jo Hind at Carol Cains’ TSG event.
Photo: Chris Manning 10 July 2018 Discovering batik in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia NGA’s SE Asian textiles includes an important group of about 400 batik textiles, mostly from Java...