Man's robe with Chinese embroidery on the outside and ikat lining.  Given to Robert Shaw by Yakub Beg, ruler of Kashgar, April 1869.  Ashmolean Museum EAX.3975.
Asian Textiles - No 39 - 32p, February 2008 available as a Pdf file to download
World-renowned Textile Conservation Centre faces closure - Nick Fielding
Central Asian Ikats at the V&A from the Rau Collection - Ruby Clark
Consigned to the saleroom - without the benefit of guaranteed visiting rights - Sheila Paine
Unravelling the mysteries of the Karakalpaks - David and Sue Richardson
My mother's treasured textiles - Phyllis Nye
Revealing the beauty and splendour of Arabian costume - www.mansoojat.org
The Ashmolean Museum's new textile gallery: A phoenix of splendour and brilliance - Ruth Barnes
OATG visits and meetings: Burmese woven tapes with a meritorious message; Captivating collection of Kyrgyz textiles - plus members' 'show and tell'.
Falling in love with indigo: Aimee Payton at the 'Indigo: Global Perspectives' conference in Brighton
Book reviews: Chinese Dress, from the Qing Dynasty to the Present, Garrett, Valery; Textiles of South-East Asia, Thompson, Angela; The Art of Indonesian Textiles, The E M Bakwin Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, Majlis, Brigitte Khan; Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition: The Jack A and Aviva Robinson Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Fitz Gibbon, Kate and Hale, Andrew; Chinese Braid Embroidery, Carey, Jacqui; Russian Textiles: Printed Cloths for the Bazaars of Central Asia, Meller, Susan.
UK and Oveseas events
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