Mick Pendergrast, 1932-2010

Maori weaving expert Mick (Michael John) Pendergrast died on June 27, 2010 after a long illness in his 78th year. Loved and respected uncle, best friend and mentor of Andrew and Clare ("Clarabell"). Devoted master and companion of Jack.

Pendergrast’s book Maori basketry for beginners, now known as Te Mahi Kete, was first published in 1975. He has since published numerous other books on Maori and Pacific fibre arts.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Manukau Memorial Gardens in South Auckland.

Fowler in Focus: Courtly and Urban Batik from Java, May 23 - September 5, 2010

Fowler in Focus: Courtly and Urban Batik from Java
May 23 - September 5, 2010
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles

Drawn from the Fowler Museum’s extensive holdings of Indonesian textiles, these eleven beautiful textiles offer fine examples of both courtly and urban batik from Java. The two contrasting styles equally testify to the remarkable free-form artistry that is the hallmark of fine hand-waxed batik.