TAASA TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW – TAASA Review June 2020
12 November 2019 Silk and Cotton Embroidery in South and West Sumatra Our speaker, Hwei-Fe’n Cheah, focused her talk on three types of embroidery that were distinctive to the Palembang area in the South and the Minang Highlands of the West – exploring popular taste and the development of embroidery as a cottage industry driven by changes in technology and usage over time. The two types of recognisably Palembang silk embroidery had either satin stitch or chain stitch.
The satin stitch examples often had two or three shades of colour but were dominated by reds and blues, with outlines and details in gold thread couching.
Interestingly, some had glass appliqué, similar to Indian shisha or abhla bharat...