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Author: Ruth Barnes,Mary Hunt Kahlenberg,T. Gavin,R. Hamilton,R. Heringa
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Title: Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles
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Publisher: Prestel; Slp edition (September 1, 2010)
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Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles by Ruth Barnes,Mary Hunt Kahlenberg,T. Gavin,R. Hamilton,R. Heringa

Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles is a testament to careers as distinguished scholars, curators, and private collectors of Indonesian textiles. Since the 1970s Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has been building her collection of exquisite ceremonial garments and sacred textiles from throughout Indonesia's chain of tropical islands.

Mary Hunt Kahlenberg make a hefty offering to the community of scholars and collectors of Indonesian material culture. 2007 Paris Primitivism: Jacque Chirac’s Museum on the quai Branly. Chicago: University of Chicago In the opening chapter, Close Observations and Press

Prestel: DelMonico Books, 2010. Pp. 408. 300 Colour Plates, Maps, Bibliography, Index. In a long opening note Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, a former museum curator (Textile Museum in Washington, DC, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts) and later owner of a fine gallery in Santa Fe, reflects on her passionate endeavour in collecting hundreds of pieces over three decades directly in the field or through intermediaries. It consists of some 100 large plates with blown up details, corresponding to seven geographical areas.

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Five additional scholars also lend their expertise in textile arts and cultures to produce a comprehensive reference work on Indonesian textiles. Ruth Barnes-a curator of Indo-Pacific art at Yale University-also contributes to the Introduction. Here, Barnes gives a history of Western scholarship on Indonesian textiles (as well as its future), in addition to the impact of radio-carbon (C-14) dating/analysis on textile studies. The subsequent chapters are divided geographically: focusing on selected textiles from the provinces of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara and MalukuTenggara.

Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles. The Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Collection. Munich, New York: Prestel. Early Indonesian Textiles: Scientific Dating in a Wider Contest. In Barnes, Ruth and Mary H. Kahlenberg (ed. Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles. with Traude Gavin) Iban Prestige Textiles and the Trade in Indian Cloth: Inspiration and Perception. Textile History 30:1:81-97. Indian trade textiles.

Find nearly any book by Mary Hunt Kahlenberg. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Grass: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 14, 1976-January 2, 1977.

Five centuries of Indonesian textiles: The Mary Hunt Kahlenberg collection. Prestel: DelMonico Books, 2010.

Including many rare and antique examples, this luxurious volume introduces readers to the intoxicating and complex beauty of Indonesian cloth. Since the 1970s Mary Hunt Kahlenberg has been building her collection of exquisite ceremonial garments and sacred textiles from throughout Indonesia's chain of tropical islands. Dating from the past five centuries and brought together here for the first time in book form, these woven and batiked hangings, ceremonial mats, jackets, shawls, and head cloths form a stunning array that will draw the attention of anyone with a love of art, fine craftsmanship, and design. Large, elegantly presented photographs show the textiles in incredible closeup detail and full expanse, making it possible to appreciate their technical brillance and rich colors as well as the dazzling assortment of intricate patterns and motifs. Including essays by leading anthropologists and art historians, this book brings readers into a world ruled by the belief that weavings communicate with and transform those who come into contact with them.
Reviews: 7
A remarkable book. Just released, it has become the defining work in Indonesian textile studies. The book is filled with lush and evocative images of one of the world's great Indonesian textile collections. The collection was lovingly gathered over the years by the pioneer of Indonesian textile appreciation, Mary Hunt Kahlenberg. The accompanying descriptions are written by the top scholars and enthusiasts in the field, all well known for their passion for Indonesia. For textile collectors it's a major addition to the library. For beauty lovers it's an aphrodesiac fantasy trip through the world's greatest and least understood textile traditions. Throughout the collection the heightened sensitivity and knowledgable hand of MHK is shown in her inimitable and rarefied taste. It can be read straight through but I like to dip into it periodically for a special textile buzz.
A great addition to the literature on Indonesian textiles. The latest, up to date and informative book. Nicely presented in a cloth cover. The printed illustrations of the textiles could have been of better quality, but for those who are familiar with the textiles that should not be a problem. Bothersome are the way references are made to the PLATES throughout the publication. The reference in the text to a PLATE is very often not close to where the plate is located, so one spends much time looking for the appropriate PLATE. It could have been made much easier and efficient for the reader if there had been a page number included with the reference to a PLATE.
Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles is the essential work on the subject of Indonesian textiles. The aesthetic caliber and historical significance of the material assembled and displayed in this text will likely never be matched. This publication is emblematic of the deepest kind of veneration, attention to detail, and care on the part of Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, Dr. Ruth Barnes, and the many other contributors and collaborators who made this one of the greatest books on textiles ever produced. Bravo!!!
Well worth the purchase! It has an awesome history of both Indonesia and her textiles! crammed full of color & blk/white photos! Many have never been published! Most come from private collecters and meuseums!
Wonderful, richly illustrated book.
This book was selected to receive the R.L.Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award for 2010. The Award is presented annually by the Textile Society of America (TSA) to a publication judged the best book of the year in this field. The purpose of the Award is to encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding an exceptional study that fosters appreciation for the field of ethnic textiles.
I cannot properly express how moved I am by this book--Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles--which I received for Christmas. From the physical aspect of it to the text it is steeped in a sort of concentrated quiet and beauty--a real beauty, as though the book were weaving itself out of knowledge accumulated over decades, consciously and unconsciously. The fabrics themselves are astonishing. I am only afraid that after looking at them closely it will be hard to look at any fabrics woven now, extraordinary though some of them may of course be. With these Indonesian ones the fineness of designs seems to come from a combination of so many layers of ritual, inspiration, and tradition that to look at them is to be drawn into a new (to me) universe of symbols and beliefs which I'll at least be able to study through the text.
It is a perfect book and if I were to save a few of all the ones I own this would be one of them--I am learning so much.
As an artist in the field of textiles, I find this book to be a gem. The innovations and spirit of exploration that these weavers going back 500 years have left us, is invaluable. As we go forward, it behooves us to also look back for inspiration. All too often today's textile art is so easily produced, it gives but a short moment of pleasure . A young person interested in the field today, would do very well to study this book, and aim higher by going deeper. It is not just a matter of pretty designs, it is a matter of understanding both the culture that produced it, and the advanced structures it created. And being willing to spend the time it takes to become a master.
As Indonesia rushes forward to join the rest of the modern world, I am afraid a lot of ancient hand-skills will be forgotten. A book like this reminds us of what is being lost. I hope this will be appreciated by people who have the means to help slow down the rush towards progress, and alleviate great cultural losses before it is too late.
Mary Kahlenberg has done the field of textiles a magnificent service.