Asian Textile Studies is a website created by David and Sue Richardson aimed at people with a serious interest in traditional hand-woven textiles from Asia, especially those from Eastern Indonesia.

It covers specific regions and islands, various textile types and the preparation of fibres and natural dyes. Please contact us if you would like to be notified when new material is added.

Our much older website covers the history and material culture of the Qaraqalpaq people of Central Asia. It is based on fourteen years of dedicated academic research and field work in the region and can be accessed here: