TEXTILE STUDY GROUP, NSW Tuesday 12 September 2023 Living with Textiles Members are warmly invited to a private viewing of selected pieces from Christina Sumner’s collection. Christina’s research interests span Central, South and Southeast Asia with a primary focus on their traditional textiles. Christina was a founding member of TAASA and currently serves on the TAASA Committee. For almost 30 years she had, in large part, responsibility for Australia’s most diverse textile collection at the Powerhouse Museum and was its Principal Curator Design and Society during her last six years. Two sessions are being offered: Session 1: 10.00-11:00am; Session 2: 11.30am-12:30pm Cost $20, members only Please register with Lindie Ward on lindieward@hotmail.com and await confirmation before payment. Please state your session preference. Location given upon payment. – TAASA Review September 2023


This article was originally found in the September 2023 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 29).

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Tuesday 14 November 2023 Japan and Indonesia: four centuries of textile exchange Maria Wronska-Friend Please join us to listen to Maria-Wronska Friend’s fascinating talk about the textile exchange between Japan and Indonesia.

The trade in Indonesian textiles to Japan was initiated by the Dutch: as Dutch ships departed from Batavia/Jakarta, Indonesian textiles were added at times to the goods sent to Japan while the Dutch also traded Japanese fabric to Indonesia.

In the early 20th century, Japan established direct contacts with Indonesia opening a batik factory in Java producing silk kimonos and obis...