International Textile Collection

Bali and the Islands of the South East


Picture: © Hywel Coleman

An exhibition of Indonesian textiles from Bali and Nusa Tenggara

The region of Nusa Tenggara is a microcosm of the great diversity of Indonesia. Traditional textile production of staggering variety is found throughout this region.  This exhibition aims to reveal some of the diversity and richness of the textiles of this region, based around a number of themes, including functions, ritual, design, production techniques, culture, continuity, decline and innovation.

The exhibition is based on the collection of Hywel Coleman OBE, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education, University of Leeds.  He is a consultant to the Ministry of National Education, Indonesia, and has been collecting Indonesian textiles since 1973.

ind-opening-smallThe exhibition was opened on Monday 6th October 2008 by His Excellency H.E. Yuri Octavian Thamrin, Indonesian Ambassador to the U.K. Also attending were the University of Leeds Vice- Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur, Riza Sihbudi (Indonesian Education Attache), Herry Sudrajat (Indonesian Social Cultural Attache) along with members of the University of Leeds Indonesian Students’ Association and members of the ULITA committee.

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