Textiles from Borneo The Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples
Textiles from Borneo
The Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang Peoples
Editor Heribert Amann
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2013
  • Price: $75.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 13
  • ISBN: 88-7439-651-1
  • EAN: 9788874396511
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 181 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US & Canada

The textile art from northern Borneo, made by the Iban, Kantu, Ketungau, and Mualang tribes, is highly distinctive and extraordinarily rich. In this remarkable book, more than 150 full-page brilliant color photographs of textiles from one of the world’s outstanding private collections shed new light on this timeless tradition. The works are ceremonial textiles used in rites of passage—birth, marriage, death—dyed with natural colors and woven in traditional ikat techniques; many have never been published before. Clothing worn during those ceremonies is also represented. As unmistakable as it is colorful, this Southeast Asian textile tradition remains influential for contemporary textile artists and designers.

About the author

A retired professional violinist, Heribert Amann traveled extensively in many African and Asian countries, exploring the cultures, and studying the art and textile traditions. In the past 30 years he has visited Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, more than 20 times, collecting many examples of Iban and West Kalimantan ceremonial textiles. His collection is one of the finest in the world.