Fabric Traditions of Indonesia
Solyom, Bronwen and Garrett
Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press and The Museum of Art, Washington State University, 1984
This book was originally published in conjunction with the exhibition Fabric
Traditions of Indonesia organized by the Museum of Art, Washington State University, largely based on the textile collection of alumnus Timothy Manring and his wife Indrastuti Hadiputranto. The authors have looked at the evolution of textiles in Indonesia linked to non-loom traditions such as painted bark-cloth, beadwork and plaitwork. The publication is organized with separate chapters on bark-cloth, mats and plaitwork 13 traditions, beads and shells, warp stripes and warp ikat, silks and international trade, cotton supplementary weft traditions, cloth painting and batik traditions. The authors try to show that the sophistication and artistry of non-loom products equals that found in loom-woven textiles. The discussion includes 72 color and black and white figures.