As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, a series of three world textile exhibitions are on show there this autumn. Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea opens 7 September 2014 until 4 January 2015.

As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, a series of three world textile exhibitions are on show there this autumn. Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea opens 7 September 2014 until 4 January

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As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, a series of three world textile exhibitions are on show there this autumn. Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea opens 7 September 2014 until 4 January

Textiles: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung providence, 19th century, Ceremonial Textile (Tampan)

Ceremonial Textile (Tampan) Date: century Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province Culture: Lampung Medium: Cotton, gold wrapped thread

Indonesia | Sumatra, Angkola region | Ceremonial upper body wrapper (ulos godang) | early 20th century | 99 x 218 cm (39 x 85 13/16 in.) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Indonesia | Sumatra, Angkola region | Ceremonial upper body wrapper (ulos godang) | early 20th century | 99 x 218 cm (39 x 85 13/16 in.) | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

19th century Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province, Hanauberak village, Wai Ratai River region Culture: Pasisir people Medium: Cotton Dimensions: W. 32 x D. 36 1/2 in. (81.3 x 92.7 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven

century Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province, Hanauberak village, Wai Ratai River region Culture: Pasisir people Medium: Cotton Dimensions: W. x cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven

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Timor Weavings As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, a series of three world textile exhibitions are on show there this autumn. Textiles of Timor, Island in the Woven Sea opens 7 September 2014 until 4 January

Kain Lawon (Women’s Shawl). 19th century. Palambang, Sumatra - Indonesia. Often likened to the paintings of Mark Rothko, the ageing silk of the Kain Lawon has a soft shimmer and delicate surface unlike any painting. They are vibrant, elegant and stylistically modern despite being a century old. This and more rare Asian textiles for sale on CuratorsEye.com.

Kain Lawon (Women’s Shawl). 19th century. Palambang, Sumatra - Indonesia. Often likened to the paintings of Mark Rothko, the ageing silk of the Kain Lawon has a soft shimmer and delicate surface unlike any painting. They are vibrant, elegant and stylistically modern despite being a century old. This and more rare Asian textiles for sale on CuratorsEye.com.

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