"The symposium was held from September 27th to September 30st 1985 in Cologne in connection with the exhibition "Indonesische Textilien. Wege zu Göttern und Ahnen" and a previous research project which focused on the collections of Indonesian textiles in the museums of North Rhine-Westfalia."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Patola in southern Lembata / Ruth Barnes -- Bastas in Babar - imported Asian textiles in a southeast Moluccan culture / Toos van Dijk and Nico de Jonge -- The snakes skin : traditional ikat in Kodi / Danielle C. Geirnaert-Martin -- A comparison of Sumatran tampan and certain Tai textiles / Mattiebelle Gittinger -- Textiles and the social fabric on northeast Java / Rens Heringa -- Kapas lawa - brown cotton / Rens Heringa -- Is geringsing really Balinese? / Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus -- Newly discovered patolu motiv types - extensions to Alfred Bühler and Eberhard Fischer (1979), The patola of Gujerat / Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus -- Value in and of Minangkabau songket / Peggy R. Sanday and Suwati Kartiwa -- Textile influences between Mindanao (southern Philippines) and some Indonesian islands / Christiane Kron-Steinhardt -- The tree of life in Indonesian textiles : ancient iconography or imported Chinoiserie? / Robyn J. Maxwell -- Preliminary approach to cepuk cloths from South Bali and Nusa Penida / Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff -- A tale that 1001 Batak textiles tell about twelve European museums : a collection history / Sandra Niessen -- Clothing, ritual and society in Tenganan Pegeringsingan / Urs Ramseyer -- The bangun tulak from Central Java : a blue and white cloth as an impediment against evil / Alit Veldhuisen-Djajasoebrata -- European influence on Javanese commercial batik / Harmen Veldhuisen -- Pekalongan as a center of batik trade / Chantal Vuldy -- Sacred cloth among the Sasaks / Shinobu Yoshimoto -- You need a loom to produce a textile / Rita Bolland -- Textiles as the probable source of house decorations among the Sa'dan Toraja / Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin -- Textiles in early Malayan-Indonesian literature / Irene Hilgers-Hesse -- Textiles, houses and the Biman division of labour / Michael J. Hitchcock -- Indonesian textiles in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna / Heide Leigh-Theisen -- Survey of Belgian museum textile collections / A. Claerhout -- Indonesian textiles in Danish museums / Inger Wulff -- Some statistical remarks to the collection of Indonesian textiles in the Department of South Asia, Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin and surveys of Indonesian textiles in other German museums / Gerd Höpfner et al. -- Indonesian textiles at the Musée de l'homme, Paris / Christian Pelras -- Indonesian textiles in museums in Britain / Michael J. Hitchcock -- Dutch museums and Indonesian textile collections / Rita Bolland -- The Indonesian textile collection at the Ethnographical Museum of Sweden in Stockholm and other Swedish museums / Elisabet Lind -- Indonesian textiles in Swiss museum collections / Marie-Louise Nabholz-Kartaschoff -- New acquisitions of Indonesian textiles of the German Textile Museum in Krefeld and the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne / Brigitte Khan Majlis