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In the Heart of Silk Road: Traditional Uszbek Textiles

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM15,

Guests RM25

At the cross roads of civilisations, religions, weaving materials and techniques, Central Asia played a key role in the silk road and world trade. Discover how the Ikats and Suzanis of Uzbekistan tell this amazing story.

 

Marie Tseng specialises in cross cultural facilitation and coaching for multinational corporations. In her spare time, she collaborates with Museum and cultural institutions as a guest curator, speaker and guide. She co-authored Sacred Ikat : from heirloom to trade,  an exhibition catalogue on Indonesian and Sarawakian Ikats.

 

Anne Deguerry has been involded in textiles for more than 15 years, with NGO in the field of weaving and natural dyes. She was part of the organising committee of the International Festival Plants, Ecology and Colors, which took place in Antanarivo - Madagascar in May 2017.

 

RSVP:  Please register via this link

 

 

     
Special Textile Presentation at Muzium Seni Asia

Wednesday,16th May, 2018

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muzium Seni Asia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members Only RM15, maximum of 15 participants

Muzium Seni Asia, set within the 750-acre campus of Universiti Malaya is a little known museum containing a wealth of South East Asian artifacts. The museum has a comprehensive collection of both ceramics and textiles. Many of the ceramics are on display, but the textiles usually remain hidden from view.

 

MCG members, however, during this morning will have the opportunity to not only see but to handle choice items from the 500 piece collection.

 

Songkets, the famous Malay fabric hand woven with gold thread are the core of the collection. But we will also be shown examples of pua cloths from Sarawak, silk kain limar and pelangi, a tie-and-dye fabric.

Abd. Aziz Rashid, the curator will explain how these beautiful materials are made and their significance and value in Malay culture.

This event has been limited to 15, to give participants the opportunity to closely examine these items. Join us for a hands on study morning, a genuine tactile textile experience. Sign up early as this type of event fills up quickly.

 

 

 

This event is now fully booked, if you wish to be put on the waiting list please send and email to                                                  mcgklevents@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

     

Holy Men, Holy Women: A Journey into the Faiths of Malaysians and Other Essays, Dina Zaman Talks about her new book.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018

10.00 am for 10.30 am start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meritz Condominium

19 Jalan Mayang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members RM15,

Guests RM25

Dina Zaman has previously spoken to MCG about her very successful book, “I am a Muslim”. Dina has recently published her second non-fiction title “Holy Men, Holy Women”. Meeting people of many faiths during a two- year journey around peninsula Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, Dina was inspired to write their stories and also reflect on the issues confronting many multi-cultural societies.

Join us as Dina shares her encounters with nuns, shamans, pilgrims, ustaz and hijabis and the insights gained from her journey.

Dina is an award winning writer, columnist, editor and veteran in the media industry. Dina is also co-founder of IMAN an NGO, whose aim is to examine the connections between society, religion and perceptions. Her social involvements have also seen her appear on BBC and Al Jazeera programmes.

 

 

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