15 June 2011 Textile Talk: Stitches of Gold

National Textile Museum

​​​Gold Thread Embroidery of the Malay Peninsula
DATE​:​15 June 2011 (Wednesday)
TIME​:​10.30 a.m.
VENUE​:​Galeri Saindera, Level 2
SPEAKER:​Hwei-Fe’n Cheah

The talk will delve into the intricacies and

Kamsiah will talk on the textile trade of 15th-16th century that underpinned the importance of Malacca as the centre of the ‘maritime silk route’. The talk will focus on the textiles which Europe so desired, so new to them – satin, taffeta, chintz and shining cloth from India – and cotton so gossamer that  ‘a hundred yards of it could pass through the eye of a needle’. This talk is in-conjunction with the publishing of her book Malacca – A Romance.

Introducing HWEI-FE’N CHEAH
Hwei-fe’n Cheah studied art history at the Australian National University where she currently teaches Asian art and textile history. She is particularly fascinated by needlework and its infinity of tiny details. She is also the author of ‘Pheonix Rising. Narratives in Nyonya Beadwork from the Straits Settlements.


Please register by replying to this email address: asmah@jmm.gov.my; call Syahrul at 0126742512 / Nor Asmah at 0193667275


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