Currently, The Textile Museum Journal volume 46, guest edited by Ruth Barnes, Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and Cristin McKnight Sethi, assistant professor of Art History, The George Washington University is available through https://museum.gwu.edu/tmjournal. The volume is in honor of Dr. Mattiebelle Gittinger, research associate at The Textile Museum and doyenne of South and Southeast Asian textile studies and support for it was generously provided by David W. and Barbara G. Fraser, the Markarian Foundation, and Stanley O. Roth.
Articles in volume 46 include:
Tools of the Master Dyer: Dye Materials in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century South Asian Painted Cotton Textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sylvia Houghteling, assistant professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College and Nobuko Shibayama, research scientist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stripes, Checks, and Flowers: Textile Patterns in the Murals of Lepakshi, South India
Brigitte Majlis, formerly curator of the Textile Department at the Rautenstrauch- Joest Museum—Cultures of the World, Cologne
An Unusual Shrinathji Hanging from Saurashtra in The Textile Museum
Cristin McKnight Sethi, assistant professor of Art History, the George Washington University
Modeling a Future for Handmade Textiles: Bhutan in the Twenty-First Century
Susan S. Bean, independent scholar; Diana K. Myers, independent scholar; and Rinzin O. Dorji, executive director of the Royal Textile Academy, Thimphu
An Introduction to Khmer Banners
Rebecca Hall, assistant curator, USC Pacific Asia Museum
Silk Production and Marketing in Cambodia in 1995: A Research Report for the Revival of Traditional Silk Weaving Project, UNESCO Cambodia
Morimoto Kikuo, founder, Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles, Siem Reap, Cambodia and Louise Allison Cort, curator emerita for ceramics at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
From Warrior’s Attire to Dance Costume: The Short and Sleeveless Jacket in Ancient Indonesia
Sandra Sardjono, independent scholar, Textile Research Center in Leiden
Fragments of Splendor: Indonesian Textiles in the Lloyd Cotsen Collection
Ruth Barnes, Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Seven Early Iban Kain Kebat
Traude Gavin, independent researcher
Original or Imitation? Batik in Java and Glarus (Switzerland) in the Nineteenth Century
Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff, formerly curator of Asian textiles, Museum der Kulturen, Basel
The upcoming volume, The Textile Museum Journal, volume 47, will be released in November 2020. This issue, guest edited by Mary Dusenbury, research curator at Spencer Museum of Art, is an interdisciplinary examination of many aspects of color in textiles from across time and place.
The eight articles in this volume are:
Exploring Colors from the Past: In the Steps of Eighteenth-Century Dyers from France and England
Dominique Cardon, Iris Brémaud, Anita Quye, and Jenny Balfour Paul
Woven Brilliance: Approaching Color in Andean Textile Traditions
The Analysis of Dyes in Textiles
Color, Expectations, and Authenticity in Oriental Carpets: The Case of the Anhalt Carpet in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Walter B. Denny
The Color Red: Madder Dyes as Determinants of Provenance in a Group of Kalamkari Textiles
Yael Rosenfield and Nobuko Shibayama
Chinese Textiles for the Portuguese Market: Rethinking Their History Through Dye Analysis
Maria João Ferreira and Ana Claro
Color Power: Contributions of Science and Technology to the Study of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century “Vine-Scroll” Carpets
Raquel Santos, Ana Claro, Blythe McCarthy, and Jessica Hallett
Indigo and Blue: A Marriage Made in Heaven
Jenny Balfour Paul
This volume will also include research notes and announcements:
Textiles, Trade, and Taste: Portugal and the World: A Project on the Global Circulation of Textiles and Dyes
Raquel Santos, Ana Claro, Ana Serrano, Maria João Ferreira, and Jessica Hallett
Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center
Recommendations from the Arthur D. Jenkins Library
The Textile Museum Journal volume 48 (2021) will focus on African textiles. The volume, guest edited by Sarah Fee, senior curator, Eastern Hemisphere Textiles and Fashion, Royal Ontario Museum, will examine many aspects of African textiles from all historic periods and geographic regions (North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, African diaspora).
We are also seeking article proposals for The Textile Museum Journal volume 49 (2022) to be devoted to new research on Mathematics and Textiles. We encourage submissions examining diverse aspects of their relationship as well as the cross-fertilization between textiles and mathematics.
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With best wishes,
The Textile Museum Journal Editorial Team