Sandra Niessen at Amsterdam launch of "Legacy in cloth" meeting Batak expert, Pater Promes

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2009 was a busy and prolific year with the publication of three new books:


2009 forthcoming: Het Tuinmanshuisje in Oosterbeek. Oosterbeek: Uitgeverij Kontrast. Follow the link above for further information.
2009 Legacy in cloth: Batak textiles of Indonesia  Leiden: KITLV Press. 568 pps. 900 illustrations. Follow the link above for further information or to purchase a copy of the book please contact Sandra.
2009 Ed: Rita Bolland (1919-2006): Curator of textiles. Bulletin of the Royal Tropical Institute 388. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers. 87 pps. Follow the link above for further information.

In 2010 and 2011 much of my written narative has been in the form of blogs.

However, in February 2011 I delivered a paper at the colloquium prior to the WISDOM conference in Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta. The colloquium was “In honour of Ann Dunham Soetoro (the mother of US President Obama) and Prof. Dr. Mubyarto.”  I spoke on Ann Dunham Soetoro’s book, entitled Surviving Against the Odds (Duke University Press, 2009) and used her title as the title of my talk. A Pdf file of the text of my paper can be downloded

I also had two articles published in early 2011 in Handwerken zonder Grenzen in issues 162 INSLAGVERSIERINGEN In Batak kettingdoeken and 163 OMPU OKTA De laatste weefster in Si Lombu Bagasan? Pdfs of both articles may be downloaded by clicking on the issue numbers or the complete printed back issues may be ordered direct from the publisher Handwerken zonder Grenzen.

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