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The Cosmogony of Textiles

A seminar on Indonesian and other Asian textiles

Jasleen Dhamija

Sumba cloths, the woven hinggi kombu, decorating a compound for a ceremonial. Photograph Jasleen Dhamija.

Textiles are a form of non-verbal art which is expressive of the very core of a culture. They give a deep insight into the origins of a people, their beliefs, their practices, their way of life and even their dreams. Indonesian textiles have retained this close link with the ritual and daily life of the people. The act of dyeing the threads…

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