Guided Viewing - Fibres of Life: Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago with Collector Peter ten Hoopen

Date :
Friday, 15 September 2017
Time :
Venue :
1/F, TT Tsui Building, UMAG
Cost :
$200 Member; $250 Non-member, $50 Student with valid ID
Enquiries :
Yvonne Choi at [email protected] or 9132-1669

Members are invited to join a private tour of the Pusaka Collection of Indonesian ikat with collector Peter ten Hoopen during his visit to Hong Kong. Presented at UMAG, the exhibition "Fibres of Life" and the accompanying publication of "Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago" offer the community of textile collectors and enthusiasts the world’s first comprehensive overview of the profusion of ikat styles found across the archipelago.

The Pusaka Collection illustrates the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ that the young state of Indonesia chose as its motto on independence. The interwoven-ness of styles of neighbouring island regions matter, and so does their marked individuality and idiosyncrasy. This collection allows the study of the people’s finery as well as workaday attire.