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The Enigmatic Ceremonial Tampans of Sumatra

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… read more

The Sacred Textile Art of Mata Ni Pachedi

The Devipujak community lives in Gujarat India and like many other ethnic groups from that region, they have unique beliefs about their origin, their diet and religion. For a few centuries, this difference led to restrictive social practices. As recently as 140 years ago an act was passed by the British regime that institutionalised their persecution… read more

“Tribal expressions” 28 November in Singapore

An exhibition ‘Tribal expressions’ of photographs by Jaina Mishra will take place 28 November – 1 December in The Arts House in Singapore. This exhibition will also present antique tribal textiles and pieces of antique jewelry, each of which is a signature expression of tribal identity. The exhibition will be repeated in Montreal in January 2013… read more