Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles

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Including many rare and antique examples, this luxurious volume introduces readers to the intoxicating and complex beauty of Indonesian cloth. Since the 1970s Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has been building her collection of exquisite ceremonial garments and sacred textiles from throughout Indonesia's chain of tropical islands.
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Overview


Including many rare and antique examples, this luxurious volume introduces readers to the intoxicating and complex beauty of Indonesian cloth. Since the 1970s Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has been building her collection of exquisite ceremonial garments and sacred textiles from throughout Indonesia's chain of tropical islands.
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"Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles is a testament to [the authors'] careers as distinguished scholars, curators, and private collectors of Indonesian textiles." --Museum Anthropology Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783791350714
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

RUTH BARNES is the Senior Curator in the Department of Indo-Pacific Art at Yale University Art Gallery. She has written extensively on Indonesian culture, textiles and related art forms. MARY HUNT KAHLENBERG is a world-renowned authority in the field of historic textiles. She was Curator, Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she built the Indonesian and Pre-Columbian collections. She is currently a co-owner with her husband, Robert T. Coffland, of TAI Gallery/Textile Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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