01 March 2013 – 30 June 2013
This exhibition, launched by Y Bhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 1st March 2013, showcases more than 50 Malay textiles from the IAMM collection. The exhibition is also dedicated in memory of Malaysian cultural icon and advocate, Allahyarhamah Azah Aziz, whose passion has drawn attention to the beauty and importance of traditional Malay textiles and dress. Lending their expertise to the exhibition and its accompanying publication, are two Malaysian textile experts, Yang Mulia Raja Datin Paduka Fuziah Binti Raja Tun Uda, the first Director General of the Malaysian Handicraft Association (MHDC) and founding member of the ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association (AHPADA), as well as Associate Professor Dr. Norwani Md. Nawawi of Universiti Teknologi MARA, a renowned textile designer, innovator and educator.
In addition, a special segment of the exhibition will show how the visual aesthetics of Malay textiles have inspired designers from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. Also on display will be a selection of contemporary Malay textile masterpieces, crafted by renowned Malaysian textile artisans. The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia will also be conducting a series of educational programmes throughout the duration of the exhibition.
*Publication for the exhibition is available at the Museum Shop, please click here for more information.