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Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving Traditions
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Judi Achjadi
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Floating Threads: Indonesian Songket and Similar Weaving Traditions

Judi Achjadi


Bab Publishing

Spinning & weaving


300 pages

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The rich tradition of Indonesian textiles goes beyond batik and ikat, arguably the most famous techniques developed in the archipelago, as the new publication Floating Threads: Indonesian songket and similar weaving traditions attests. This book is a feast for the eyes as well as informative. As the first of its kind to broach the subject of float weaves in Indonesia, it promises to be an important research tool for anyone studying Indonesian textiles.

By:   Judi Achjadi
Imprint:   Bab Publishing
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 229mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   1.701kg
ISBN:   9786027208506
ISBN 10:   6027208503
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Judi Achjadi, a Canadian, came to Indonesia in 1958, the wife of an Indonesian diplomat, became an Indonesian citizen soon afterwards, and has spent the rest of her personal life studying traditional Indonesian dress, of which traditional textiles are an essential component. Judi says she came in at a good time, when usage of Western dress was increasing exponentially but there were still elderly experts wanting to pass on their knowledge, so that it would not be lost. Judi has written a number of articles and books, including The Glory of Batik: The Danar Hadi Collection, Exquisite Indonesia: The Finest Crafts of the Archipelago, and Batik Spirit of Indonesia.

Floating Threads updates our knowledge of what is happening in the textile arts of the Indonesian archipelago today. With her years of experience dealing with the textiles of the region, Judi Achjadi is one of the few people who could successfully attempt such an undertaking. -Mattiebelle Gittinger, Research Associate for Southeast Asian Textiles The Textile Museum at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. This well-researched and beautifully presented book is a tribute to the extraordinary skills of Indonesian weavers and is one of the most important contributions to our knowledge of [Indonesian] textiles published in recent years. -Maria Wronska-Friend Senior Research Fellow, James Cook Univesity, Australia Bravo! At last an encyclopedic treatment of Indonesia's most under-appreciated textiles-those patterned on the loom with a rich variety of warp- and weft-float techniques. No batiks or ikats here, just lavishly illustrated examples of little-known cloths from the far reaches of the archipelago. -Roy W. Hamilton, Senior Curator for Asia and Pacific Collections, the Fowler Museum, UCLA The intriguing title and the luscious cover pull you toward them, asking you to put off what you're doing, sit down, and spend time with this book...It is illustrated with primarily full-color photos of some of the most exquisite fabrics and pieces of clothing I have ever seen. -Shelburne News

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