Textiles from Borneo

The Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples

Author: Heribert Amann

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874396511

Category: Design

Page: 224

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The textile art from northern Borneo, made by the Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang tribes, is highly distinctive and extraordinarily rich. In this remarkable book, more than 150 full-page brilliant color photographs of textiles from one of the world’s outstanding private collections shed new light on this timeless tradition. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passage—birth, marriage, death—dyed with natural colors and woven in traditional ikat techniques; many have never been published before. Clothing worn during those ceremonies is also represented. As unmistakable as it is colorful, this Southeast Asian textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers.

Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture

Author: Victor T. King,Zawawi Ibrahim,Noor Hasharina Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811006725

Category: Social Science

Page: 606

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This edited book is the first major review of what has been achieved in Borneo Studies to date. Chapters in this book situate research on Borneo within the general disciplinary fields of the social sciences, with the weight of attention devoted to anthropological research and related fields such as development studies, gender studies, environmental studies, social policy studies and cultural studies. Some of the chapters in this book are extended versions of presentations at the Borneo Research Council’s international conference hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in June 2012 and a Borneo Studies workshop organised in Brunei in 2012. The volume examines some of the major debates and controversies in Borneo Studies, including those which have served to connect post-war research on Borneo to wider scholarship. It also assesses some of the more recent contributions and interests of locally based researchers in universities and other institutions in Borneo itself. The major strength of the book is the inclusion of a substantial amount of research undertaken by scholars working and teaching within the Southeast Asian region. In particular there is an examination of research materials published in the vernacular, notably the outpouring of work published in Indonesian by the Institut Dayakologi in Pontianak. In doing so, the book also addresses the urgent matters which have not received the attention they deserve, specifically subjects, themes and issues that have already been covered but require further contemplation, elaboration and research, and the scope for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in Borneo Studies. The book is a valuable resource and reference work for students and researchers interested in social science scholarship on Borneo, and for those with wider interests in Indonesia and Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.

Javanese and Sumatran Batiks from Courts and Palaces

Author: Donald J. Harper,Rudolf G. Smend

Publisher: Rudolf G. Smend

ISBN: 9783926779588

Category: Art

Page: 109

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In Asia, and particularly in Indonesia, batik has long been considered a medium of expression with deep cultural significance. The intricate designs on fabric, created with the aid of a small wax painting device and dyed with natural dyes, were signs of status and hierarchy in the highly sophisticated court culture that developed in central Java. When batik workshops run by women of various ethnic origins sprang up on the north coast of Java during the 19th century, designs were created which reflected a wide range of cultural influences, combining Chinese and European design styles and colors with various Indonesian traditions. Javanese batiks hence stand for ethnic diversity as well as for identity and unity. Rudolf G. Smend has been involved with Indonesian batiks since the early 1970s and has brought together an impressive collection of top quality pieces. Exceptional textiles such as hip cloths, breast cloths, headscarves, child-carrying cloths, and ceremonial weavings are featured inthis beautifully illustrated book. Historical photographs and color reproductions together with an introductory essay on Javanese batiks make this an indispensable book for anybody interested in the mesmerizing world of Indonesian textile art.


Author: Reimar Schefold

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sakudei (Indonesian people)

Page: 694

View: 7577


Tutu kadire in Pandai - Munaseli

erzählen und erinnern auf der vergessenen Insel Pantar (Ostindonesien)

Author: Susanne Rodemeier

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825896041

Category: Ethnology

Page: 408

View: 4895


Quer durch Borneo

ergebnisse seiner reisen in den jahren 1894, 1896-97 und 1898-1900 von dr. A. W. Nieuwenhuis

Author: Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis,M. Nieuwenhuis-von Üxküll-Güldenbandt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Borneo

Page: N.A

View: 9216


Die Kunst Der Japanischen Holzschnittmeister

Author: Ludwig Bachhofer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955800709


Page: 176

View: 5376


Dieses Buch befasst sich in Wort und Bild ebenso unterhaltsam wie wissenschaftlich prazise und umfassend mit der Historie der japanischen Holzschnittkunst und den mit ihr untrennbar verbundenen grossen Meistern dieser Kunst aus der Zeit zwischen dem 16. und dem 19. Jahrhundert

Ach, wär ich nur zu Hause geblieben

Lustige Urlaubsgeschichten

Author: Kerstin Gier


ISBN: 3838700635

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 6645


Dieses E-Book enthält Kurzgeschichten aus "Ach, wär ich nur zu Hause geblieben" - zum Entspannen komisch und das ultimative Buch für die Urlaubszeit. Es gibt insgesamt vier Bände mit unterschiedlichen Urlaubsgeschichten, die unabhängig voneinander gelesen werden können. Wie man Postkartentexte richtig deutet, warum es sinnvoll ist, die Sprache des Urlaubslandes zu sprechen, was man unter "authentischem Ambiente" versteht und wer einem in der schönsten Zeit des Jahres den letzten Nerv rauben kann... Kerstin Gier schildert lauter urkomische Missgeschicke, die einem bevorzugt im Urlaub passieren und kennt auch die Antwort auf die Frage, warum sie eigentlich jedes Jahr wieder auf Reisen geht: Damit Sie mal so richtig was zum Lachen haben.