Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia
August 1 - December 5, 2010
Fowler Museum at UCLA
In Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia, weavers and batik artists speak for themselves in videos recorded at eight sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and East Timor. What motivates them to create new patterns? How do they adjust to changing social and economic situations? A panoply of human emotions and experience—determination, longing, dream inspiration, theft, war, and more—emerge from the stories of these remarkable women. The videos are accompanied by newly made textiles created by each of the featured weavers and batik makers.
For more information, please visit the Fowler Museum exhibition page: http://fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/weaversstories