Tribal Art and Textile Show
I assisted Rudolph Smend from Cologne, Germany again February 10,12, and 13th at Fort Mason in San Francisco with his booth at the annual Tribal Art and textile Show, installing another collection of extraordinary batik kain panjang, sarongs, kemben, and iket. Click on the images below to see more.
Detail of kain panjang with very skillfully crafted issen-issen (filler motif) that augments the floral and bird motifs with an amazing sense of rhythmic movement.
Detail of tumpal
Full view of kain panjang. Note the curved wave-like band on the bottom border and the two different tumpal at each end, for alternative wearing choices.
Arts of Pacific Asia Show
I have the wonderful opportunity to assist Rudloph Smend in presenting a beautiful collection of museum quality batik sarongs and kain panjang in the San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Exhibition. He is a very gracious and knowledgeable man who is as passionate as I am about batik. He has been collecting for 38 yerars. Here are a few examples from the pieces in the show:
This is a detail from a lovely girls sarong circa 1920.
Detail from the kepala of a sarong circa 1940.
Click on image to see more images of Gallerie Smend collection at the San Francsico Pacific Asia Arts