Shared Passions: Ikats

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Chapan,cotton, 20th c collection Lindie Ward

Shared Passions: Ikats

The ghosted edges of ikat patterns have fascinated for centuries through Central Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and South America. These countries developed their own unique examples of these textiles under different names but all were highly prized. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful ikat textiles when we will study and discuss them together. Of course, if you can share stories or images of the weaving process in action, especially double ikat, or travel experiences associated with your textiles, our evening will be all the more fascinating.

Please let Lindie Ward ( know whether you will be bringing an example as we would like to create as diverse a collection of fibres, origins and techniques as possible.

Lindie Ward is an independent dress and textile specialist with many years’ experience as a curator at the MAAS (Powerhouse Museum). Lindie is also a TAASA Textile Study Group committee member.

RSVP: Email Chris Manning at, or phone Chris on 0412686025. Please make all bookings & payment in advance. No refunds.

1. By Direct Debit (“your name, TSG Ikats” as reference)
BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia

2. By credit card on this website – see booking button above.



Drive north on Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street, turn right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

Free Parking is available on site.



Bus: Route 311 terminates at Argyle Street. Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train/Ferry: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as below.



From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street in The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street. Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.



9 July, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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