While researching weaving in Indonesia we came across this incredible exhibition which showcases the stories of women weaving throughout Southeast Asia. Stories are shared by women from Flores, Timor, Sumba, Java and many other places. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
This exhibition was published by Fowler Museum at ULCA
Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia
August 1, 2010 to December 5, 2010
In Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia, weavers and batik artists speak for themselves in videos recorded at eight sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and East Timor. What motivates them to create new patterns? How do they adjust to changing social and economic situations? A panoply of human emotions and experience—determination, longing, dream inspiration, theft, war, and more—emerge from the stories of these remarkable women. The videos are accompanied by newly made textiles created by each of the featured weavers and batik makers.