Asian Textile Studies is a new website written by David and Sue Richardson. It is aimed at people with a serious interest in traditional hand-woven textiles from Asia, especially those from Eastern Indonesia.
It will initially cover the foundation subjects, such as fibres, natural dyes, production techniques and the origins and history of the Austronesian people. We will later add pages focussing on specific regions and islands. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when new material is added.
Guests who participate in our annual Textile Tour of the Lesser Sunda Islands are already issued with detailed notes covering the regions of Ngada, Ende, Sikka, East Flores, Lembata, Alor, West Timor, Savu and East Sumba. This information will not be reproduced here while our tour continues to operate.