Indonesian Ikats on display at the Museo do Oriente in Lisbon

The Museo do Oriente in Lisbon will hold an exhibition of traditional Indonesian ikat textiles entitled ‘Woven Languages’ from Friday 23 October 2014 through 25 January 2015.  A few cloths are on loan from other museums but the core of the exhibition is formed by the renowned ‘Pusaka Collection’ of Peter ten Hoopen, author and long-time Portugal resident, who began his passionate collecting while travelling in Indonesia in the 1970’s.

The exhibition, on 500+ m2, presents the weaving arts of the entire Indonesian archipelago, from Sumatra and Borneo to East-Timor and beyond, including early 20th century examples from remote, tiny islands. The collection is enriched by scholarly documentation. The Pusaka Collection consists of 175 pieces, all antique or vintage.

Ikat from the 'Pusaka Collection'

Ikat from the ‘Pusaka Collection’

Ikat from the 'Pusaka Collection'

Ikat from the ‘Pusaka Collection’

Ikat from the 'Pusaka Collection'

Ikat from the ‘Pusaka Collection’

Ikat from the 'Pusaka Collection'

Ikat from the ‘Pusaka Collection’

Ikat from the 'Pusaka Collection'

Ikat from the ‘Pusaka Collection’

Opening hours Tuesday through Sunday 10.00 – 17.00.

Location: Museo do Oriente, Avenida de Brasília, Doca de Alcântara (Norte), 1350-352 Lisbon from 23 October 2014 – 25 january 2015

Read more about the Pusaka Collection at www.ikat.us