Montreal Oriental Rug Society has announced a lecture “Textile Palimpsests” by Jaina Mishra Saturday 25 October at 2.00 pm at Dawson College, Montreal. This talk we will explore a few such textile palimpsests – the Tampan Ship Cloth of Sumatra, the Phulkari Bagh of Punjab, the Ludhi of the Rabari tribe and a few others.
An antique textile and Asian folk art exhibition ‘Vanishing Cultures’, organized by Jaina Mishra, Wovensouls, took place 7-9 March 2014 at The Arts House in Singapore. Beside tribal Asian textiles from the collection of Jaina Mishra the exhibition also showcased tribal jewelry, folk paintings and fine art photo prints.
Weaving of ceremonial cloths ceased in Lampung, Sumatra at the end of the 19th century. The extinction of any textile art form is a tragedy irrespective of the textile group in question. But once we see the astounding beauty of the ceremonial textiles of Lampung, this tragedy takes on very depressing proportions! That such a beautiful form of woven art died out is probably one of the biggest losses of textile art.