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Thomas Murray’s Upcoming Zoom Lecture: Ottoman Influences on Islamic Batik from Indonesia


Long cloth, kain panjang (detail), Jambi, Sumatra, 19th-early 20th c., cotton, hand-drawn batik; Private collection; Courtesy Thomas Murray

Ottoman Influences on Islamic Batik from Indonesia
Thursday, May 30th from 1-3pm PT
Virtual Zoom Lecture Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council
Hosted by The San Diego Museum of Art

Join Thomas Murray for this upcoming lecture on the long relationship between Indonesia and Turkey from the 16th century forward. Murray will consider the role of spice trade economics on European colonialism and Islamic local resistance and survey all forms of calligraphic batik, offering a new interpretation of their purpose, which suggests these cloths may have originated earlier than previously identified, and how this tradition continues in an interesting and unexpected ways.

All participants will be sent the Zoom link via confirmation email with instructions once they sign up, so be sure to secure your spot today!

To learn more and sign up, click here.