The Tracing Patterns Foundation Collection
Helena Hernmarck and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Indonesian Textile Collection
In May 2022, we received a wonderful donation of 25 Indonesian textiles from the collection of Helena Hernmarck, which was assembled with the help of her dear friend, Mary Hunt Kahlenberg.
Learn more about this collection in her interview with…
How Is It Made?
Ikat means “to tie” in Malay/ Indonesian languages. Here are two women in Flores Island, Indonesia, tying bundles of white cotton threads that are stretched on a frame. They use palm leaves as the ties. Each tie creates a knot that held the threads together, and the arrangement of many knots create…
This exhibition complements the Fiber and Stone: People of the Baliem Valley exhibit. It highlights some of the fascinating artifacts from the collection of the Hampton Archive at the Tracing Patterns Foundation. These beautiful, well-crafted, and meaningful objects were made and used by the Dani and Yali people….