INVITATION: 28 March 2011 Textiles Talk


National Textile Museum

TITLE : Spotlight on Southeast Asian Tie Dyed Textiles

DATE : 28 March 2011 (Monday)

TIME : 10.30 A.M.

VENUE : Galeri Saindera, Level 2

SPEAKER : Dr Gillian Green

“Spotlight on Southeast Asian Tie Dyed Textiles”  will start off with a basic description of the techniques and images of a number of textiles from  Malaysia, Sumatra  and Cambodia patterned in this technique. An outline of her research interest  in these particular textiles which arose from a collection of  textiles patterned by the plangi and tritik technique  with pictorial scenes in the collection of the National Museum in Phnom Penh.  The pictorial representations  on these textiles, though with a Cambodian vision, seem to relate closely in subject matter to Javanese north coast batik cloth of the same era  – late 19th/early 20th C.  Others in this collection have geometric, non-pictorial patterns which  relate to those on Sumatran plangi/tritik patterned textiles. These relationships are explored.


Dr Gillian Green has a Master’s degree in Art History from the Australian National University. She wrote the book “Traditional Textiles of Cambodia” which won the RL Shep award for 2004 awarded by the Textile Society of America. She has published in academic journals and lectured in Australia, the USA, UK and Southeast Asia.  She is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Sydney, Australia.


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The National Textile Museum is housed in an elegant Moghul-styled building flanked by the Sultan Abdul Samad building and the Daya Bumi complex at 26 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin , Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : 03-2694 3457 / 3461

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