Ties That Binds

Major new exhibition of World IKAT textiles presented by The World Crafts Council and The World Crafts Council Asia Pacific and Curated by Edric Ong and Manjari Nirula.

The exhibition celebrates the rich legacy of Ikat, an age old textile technique stretching across the continents of the world. This unique collection brings together an array of some of the priceless pieces of “IKAT” with live demonstrations by master weavers, a Symposium, film screenings and a book display. This program reflects the World Crafts Council’s global commitment to nurture, promote and revive precious indigenous craft skills.

Symposium & Speakers

The Symposium is part of an International Exhbiition of Ikat Textiles from 28 countires that first premiered at the prestigeous Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London in April-June last year.


IKAT…ties that bind

Symposium on Ikat Textiles (Past, Present and Future)
Friday 1st Dec- Sunday 3rd Dec. 2017 
Venue: Kuching Hilton Sarawak Malaysia
Organisers: Kraftangan Malaysia and Society Atelier Sarawak

Explore Kuching

Hosted in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak on the Island of Borneo, experience the sights and sounds of the land that produces amazing ethnic and tribal IKAT textiles. From marvels of nature to the warm and friendly people. Explore and experience Kuching, the gateway to Sarawak.

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Fashion Show & Gala Dinner

Feast upon the visual stimulation of the unique fashion created with IKAT Textile

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