Thursday, October 19
Indian Textiles for the Lands Below the Winds: The Trade with Southeast Asia by Ruth Barnes, Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Ruth Barnes is Senior Curator of the Yale University Art Gallery’s newly endowed Department of Indo-Pacific Art. She earned her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, based on her research in eastern Indonesia. Prior to her appointment at Yale, Barnes was textile curator at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where she focused on early Indian Ocean trade networks. She has written extensively on Indonesian weaving and related art forms, including Indian Block-Printed Textiles in Egypt and The Newberry Collection in the Ashmolean Museum. She co-authored Trade, Temple and Court, and Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection, and co-edited Five Hundred Years of Indonesian Textiles.
(Image: Patolu with Elephants (detail). Gujarat, India, traded to Indonesia, 18th century. Silk, double ikat. Image permission of Yale University Art Gallery.)
Additional support provided by the Nelson Lectures on Southeast Asia.