Thai Silk Ikat (“mudmee”) - a Zoom presentation from our committee member Geoffrey Saba
19th AUGUST 2020 at 6pm
>>> This will be an online event via Zoom
Geoffrey will present a survey of mudmee, drawing on pieces in his collection and pieces exhibited at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, during their 2016 exhibition of Ikat from around the world.
Woven in indigenous silk with floral and geometric patterns, each region of Thailand has their own pattern and colour identity. We see recurrent cross cultural motifs such as the Naga, or dragon motif. In Thailand mudmee are worn by ordinary people, but they have received royal patronage especially when combined with gold brocade weaving.