Butterflies and Phoenixes: Chinese Inpsirations in Indonesian Textile Arts
by Knight-Achjadi Judi & Damais Asmoro (9789812612137)

Butterflies and Phoenixes: Chinese Inpsirations in Indonesian Textile   Arts
 

Knight-Achjadi Judi & Damais Asmoro


Release Date: 01 Aug 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
Category: Textile Artworks
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 9789812612137
ISBN-10: 9812612130



About 1,000 years ago, Chinese migrants left their homeland to make their fortune. Some of them landed on the shores of the then-Netherlands East Indies, bringing with them sills, customs and textiles that were previously unseen in the archipelago. From inter-ethnic marriages with local women, a distinct Sino-Indonesian culture, referred to as Peranakan, evolved. Textiles from China began to mix with and influence local textiles, design and dress, coming together in a colourful mosaic of patterns and symbols. The butterfly and the phoenix represented two of the most prominent symbols that came to adorn textiles, ranging from altar cloths to wedding dresses. The book showcases the most complete collection of Indonesian Peranakan textile arts and is the first ever to be presented from the Indonesian perspective.



About the Authors - 





Judi Knight-Achjadi- has lived in Indonesia since 1958 when she immediately began a study of local ethnic dresses. She became especially interested in the cloths that made up these dresses - including batik - and the symbolism of both cloths and costumes. Judi has written several books and articles on Indonesia's arts and crafts, traditional women's costumes and other subjects.



Asmoro Damais- is a batik collector and has what may be the largest unique kebaya collection anywhere in the world. She has been working with Pekalongan batik entrepreneurs since 1971, developing their Chbinese and Dutch styles of batik for a multitude of household and fashion uses. Asmoro also re-introduced the Chinese and Dutch kebayas to the Indonesian fashion world at the beginning of the 1970s.


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