In this remarkable book, more than 150 full-page brilliant color photographs of textiles from one of the world’s outstanding private collections shed new light on this timeless tradition.
Author: Heribert Amann
The textile art from northern Borneo, made by the Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang tribes, is highly distinctive and extraordinarily rich. In this remarkable book, more than 150 full-page brilliant color photographs of textiles from one of the world’s outstanding private collections shed new light on this timeless tradition. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passage—birth, marriage, death—dyed with natural colors and woven in traditional ikat techniques; many have never been published before. Clothing worn during those ceremonies is also represented. As unmistakable as it is colorful, this Southeast Asian textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers.
$1 Pua :ungkit are the most precious textiles of the Iban (“Sea Dyak”) tribes in
northwest Borneo. Although late nineteenth-century English and Dutch
collections contain a comprehensive array of Borneo ikat weavings, loincloths,
Author: Robert J. Holmgren
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shows examples of Indonesian textiles, discusses their cultural significance and looks at patterns and techniques
The cultural logic of textile weaving practices among the Ibanic people. In Female
and male in Borneo: contributions and challenges to gender studies, ed. Vinson
H. ... Iban ritual fabrics from Borneo: their patterns and names. PhD thesis ...
Author: Victor T. King
Category: Social Science
This edited book is the first major review of what has been achieved in Borneo Studies to date. Chapters in this book situate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with the weight of attention devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Some of the chapters in this book are extended versions of presentations at the Borneo Research Council’s international conference hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012 and a Borneo Studies workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. The volume examines some of the major debates and controversies in Borneo Studies, including those which have served to connect post-war research on Borneo to wider scholarship. It also assesses some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. The major strength of the book is the inclusion of a substantial amount of research undertaken by scholars working and teaching within the Southeast Asian region. In particular there is an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, notably the outpouring of work published in Indonesian by the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, specifically subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further contemplation, elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource and reference work for students and researchers interested in social science scholarship on Borneo, and for those with wider interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.
Indian prototypes gradually evolved into the sacred double ikat cotton gringsing
wayang textiles of Tenganan in Bali. The shadowy ... The ship is a mortuary
image of the world beyond in textiles from Borneo and South Sumatra. Maxwell ...
Author: Janis Jefferies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.
Author: Mohamad Rajab DarhamanPublish On: 2014-09-04
It was a port of call for alliances all over Borneo especially from Sambas. It was
especially so especially ... It ranged from farm products such as sheep, goats,
cattle, vegetables and rice to textiles of various types. It was a buzzing port. Of all
Author: Mohamad Rajab Darhaman
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Captain Arman built his domain on a picturesque island near Santubong which was named Arman Island. It became the lifeblood of the small pirates’ community. The developing township was a buzzing centre for the pirates’ community. It was a community complete with daily chores like any other communities. They had their own set of laws like marriage, buying and selling goods. It was a thriving centre for the pirates’ activities. It became well known in the Malay Archipelago. Captain Arman continued his conquests on foreign merchant ships passing by Arman Island. He was very successful at what he was doing. He became a threat to the Sarawak Sultanate. It was because of that he was constantly being pursued by Sultan Ali and the British. But it didn’t dither him from his advancement to achieve his dreams. Arman Island was close by Kuching town, a capital of the Sarawak Sultanate. Captain Arman was fortunate to tie the knot with the youngest princess of the Sarawak Sultanate, Princess Diana. They raised a family and lived happily. Captain Arman and Princess Diana were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Everything went well until Sultan Ali sent his army and the British army to destroy the settlement on Arman Island. After the island was attacked, the pirates’ settlement was completely demolished. What happened after that remains a question. Could it be a catastrophe or a turning point?
In 1925 - 26 he made a scientific expedition to the central parts of Borneo , which
became the source of his major ethnographical collection . Mjöberg also
collected single pieces of textile from most of the islands of Nusa Tenggara . The
The seen and unseen ; Shamanism , mediumship and possession in Borneo , pp
. ... 1997 [ Review of : ) ' Traude Gavin , The women ' s warpath ; Iban ritual fabrics from Borneo ( Los Angeles , 1996 ) ' , Bijdragen tot de Taal - , Land - en ...
Gavin T. , The Women's Warpath : Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo , UCLA .
Fowler Museum of Cultural History , University of California , Los Angeles 1996 .
Gittinger M. , Splendid Symbols . Textiles and tradition in Indonesia , Textile
Author: Valérie Bérinstain
Publisher: Skira Editore
Illustrates a wealth of textiles and costumes never seen before and covering all the Asian continent from Turkestan to Japan, from India to Indonesia, belonging to the Belgian Mis collection, one of the world's major private collections.
Gavin 1996 Gavin , T. The Women's Warpath : Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo .
Los Angeles : UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History , 1996 . 1992 . Elshout
1926 Dransfield and Manokaran 1994 Gavin 1997 De Kenja - Dajaks uit het ...
Author: Bernard Sellato
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Plaited Arts from the Borneo Rainforest is the first comprehensive work of its kind and size. It promotes a "contextual" approach, combining not just botanical and technical, but also economic, social, and ritual elements. In short, the book focuses on how the people of Borneo rely on the plaited arts in their daily lives. The twenty-one contributors are the world's leading experts on the subject, scholars and artisans who live in Borneo or have spent many years there and have become deeply involved, on a personal and emotional level, with the people of the island and their cultures. They hail from ten different nations, including Malaysia and Indonesia, and from Borneo itself: Sarawak, Sabah, and Kalimantan. The work relies on firsthand experience in the field as it documents the variety and complexity of basketry. It is organized into twelve parts that discuss the ethnobotanical and technical aspects of basketry in Borneo, the "cultural region" in detail, mat styles and other specific basketry forms, changes in basketry, the current market, and the future of Borneo's basketry. An essay on style and identity is followed by an abundantly illustrated appendix that surveys the relation between the tropical environment and material culture. Finally, a selection of revised texts published by pioneer authors describe Borneo basketry during the decade before World War II. Contributors: Marieanne Davy Ball, Jean-François Bléhaut, Hanne Christensen, Pascal Couderc, Susi Dunsmore, Roy W. Hamilton, Arne Martin Klausen, Arnoud H. Klokke, Martin Lenjau, Robin Fedilis Lojiwin, Valerie Mashman, Heidi Munan, Patricia Nayoi, Mering Ngo, Janet Rata Noel, Patricia Regis, Diana Rose, Bernard Sellato, Martua T. Sirait, Dianne M. Tillotson.
For the most part, these cloths were Javanese batiks and ikat textiles from Borneo
. Notable among the latter were two cotton warp ikat skirts that were acquired in
1921 from the W.O. Oldman collection, London, as well as a jacket and bast fibre
Tillmann collected 94 textiles from Borneo / Kalimantan . These cloths are mainly
from the Dayak communities living along the rivers inland . The collection
contains kalambi ( jackets ) , bidang ( skirts ) , sirat ( loincloths ) and dangdong ...
Author: J. H. van Brakel
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Georg Tilmann was a Jewish banker who left Germany in the early 1930s to settle in the Netherlands where he became a passionate collector of Indonesian art. Tillmann also made a name for himself with his publications on the evolution of textile designs, comparing their motifs and tracing the connections between the various peoples of Southeast Asia. A Passion Indonesian Art documents Tillmann's collection, illustrating textiles, sculptures, weaponry, religious objects, and other artefacts. One of Tillmann's publications, translated from the Dutch, is also included.
The Women ' s Warpath - Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo . UCLA Fowler
Museum of Cultural History 1996 . ' Iban Prestige Textiles and the Trade in Indian
Cloth : Inspiration and Perception ' , in Textile History , 30 ( 1 ) , 1999 . Satangkai .
Author: M. Heppell
Category: Art and society
"The author describes the ikat, sungkit, pilih, and other forms of Iban weaving, the sculptures, the tattooing, metal forging, and other art of the Iban in the context of their oral sagas, stories, poetry, and love songs. He shows how art was used as a pre-literate scholastic aptitude test to ensure intelligent Iban married other intelligent Iban to increase the likelihood that their children were intelligent and were more likely to prosper. Women also chose men on the basis of their prowess at war to ensure the household, physically, was secure. That meant heads and headhunting. The book shows how weaving and headhunting came to be ritualized, the one encouraging the other, so that sexual selection was bound into the Iban's holy trinity of taking heads, growing rice, and birth or regeneration." --Publisher.
Author: Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kulturPublish On: 2004
Gavin , T . , The Women ' s Warpath . Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo . Ucla
Fowler museum of cultural history , 1996 . Gittinger , M . ( ed . ) , Indonesian
Textiles . Round Table on Museum Textiles . Washington D . C . : Textile Museum
, 1979 .
Author: Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur
The Women ' s Warpath — Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo . Los Angeles : UCLA
Fowler Museum of Cultural History . Aragon , Lorraine . 1991 . " Sulawesi . " In
Beyond the Java Sea , by Paul Michael Taylor and Lorraine V . Aragon , pp .
Author: Mattiebelle Gittinger
Publisher: Scala Books
This lavishly illustrated book, published to accompany the exhibition Textiles for this World and Beyond: Treasures from Insular Southeast Asia at the Textile Museum, Washington DC, April 1, 2005 through September 18, 2005, presents a fascinating overview of the use of cloth, its function in society and the messages contained within colour, pattern and technique. Encompassing Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Indonesian and Malaysian societies, it describes how each share a common heritage by their extraordinary sense of the power of cloth: whether as a sign of benevolence from the gods to a ruler, a supreme honour to the dead, symbols of contractual alliances or as items of beauty and conceit. Within the South East Asian continent, the fine details of textile construction and usage weave a historical record of these societies. This beautifully designed and informative book reveals this legacy in a concise and fascinating way.
These figures likely originated from pictures of Dayak textiles from Kalimantan ( Borneo). Plate 14. Hinggis on display near village graves in anticipation of a
European tour group's arrival. Plate 16. Pieces inspired by pictures of old Sumba
Author: Jill Forshee
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Social Science
Textiles have long been integral to the social life and cosmology of the people of East Sumba, Indonesia. In recent decades, the villagers have entered a larger world economy as their textiles have joined the commodity flow of an international ethnic arts market, stimulated by Indonesia's tourist trade. As the people of Sumba respond to an immensely expanded commerce in their cloth, tensions and ironies emerge between history and innovation in both cloth and lives.
The coastal Malays of Kalimantan are known for their songket textiles, as are non
-Malay peoples such as the ... as is the case on the Malay peninsula and north Borneo, or on a body-tension loom with a discontinuous warp, as in Sumbawa.
... nutmeg from the Banda Islands, camphor from Borneo, and, most valuable of
all, cloves from Ternate and Tidore in the ... The basis of this local commerce was
the export trade in cotton textiles from the ports of Gujerat and Coromandel.
Author: J H Parry
Publisher: Hachette UK
An enthralling account of the greatest adventure in European history - the discovery of the rest of the world The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. H. Parry so aptly named it, was the period in which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when the 'reconnaissance' was all but complete. This book is less concerned with the voyages of discovery themselves than with an analysis of the factors that made the voyages possible in the first place. Dr Parry examines the inducements - political, economic, religious - to overseas enterprises at the time, and analyses the nature and problems of the various European settlements in the new lands. At the beginning of the period central to this book, the middle of the fifteenth century, the normal educated man believed that the Ancients were more civilized, more elegant, wiser and, except in religious matters, better informed than his contemporaries. But gradually as the reconnaissance proceeded, the European picture became fuller and more detailed and with it the idea of continually expanding knowledge became more familiar and the links between science and practical life became closer. The unprecedented power which it produced would eventually lead Europe from reconnaissance to worldwide conquest.
Object Lessons in Historic Textile and Costume Research Mary M. Brooks,
Joanna M. Marschner, Philip A. Sykas ... penetration of transglobal capital , which
has resulted in transfers of wealth , including textiles from Borneo , from East to
Author: Mary M. Brooks
Publisher: Archetype Books
Interdisciplinary volume which brings together papers by leading authorities in textile and costume studies, discussing a wide range of textiles and costumes from tapestries to embroideries, archaeological to ethnographic textiles and exotic costumes in Europe and Asia.
Fowler Museum Textile Series , no . 9. ... Coury , William G. 2004 Textiles of
Insana , West Timor : Women Weaving and Village Development . Bangkok :
White ... Gavin , Traude 1996 The Women's Warpath : Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo .
Author: Roy W. Hamilton
"This book is based on extensive fieldwork carried out with weavers in Southeast Asia. The weavers are interviewed on a CD included in the book. Essays on each of the weavers interviewed are featured to provide additional background."--Publisher's description.