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Balinese Double Ikat: Filming in Bali, Indonesia

In this short documentary commissioned by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Studio Galli travels to the Balinese village of Tenganan to discover how double ikat textiles, known as geringsing, are made. Gering means “sick” and sing means “no.” According to ancient Balinese legend, Geringsing are prized for their ability to ward off evil and sickness.

Traces of Time: Claire Benn

‘Watering Hole’ (detail). Claire Benn, Textile Artist, 2015. The Acoma Pueblo is a Native American pueblo about 60 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico.…

Karen Nicol: A Fascinating Journey

Karen is a British-born fashion designer and embroiderer who has developed her own unique style of embroidery. Unsatisfied by the traditional stitches and outcomes and feeling disconnected from the usual ladies’ social stitch clubs, Karen set off on her own after finishing college in London to Paris, France with a simple objective: apply what she had learned to the world of embroidery for fashion and apparel.

Chunghie Lee: Pojagi and Beyond

Chunghie Lee discusses pojagi patchwork textiles with Liz Cooper. Pojagi ('Po-Jah-ki') Korean traditional wrapping cloths were originally made by nameless women throughout the Choson…