The Aichhorn CollectionFerdinand Aichhorn’s passion for traditional Asian textiles began in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1977. The Salzburg architect is an aficionado of traditional Asian textiles, which he has been collecting for over 40 years. On his frequent and extensive travels mainly in Indonesia, India, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia he seeks out towns, villages and textile workshops where rare and ancient techniques are still cultivated.

The main focus of his collection is on the resist techniques batik, plangi and particularly ikat. The collection is completed by a wide variety of embroideries, as well as quilts, appliques, prints, felt rugs and an extensive selection of Kashmiri textiles dating from the 18th century up to the present day.”

Ikat                 Volume 1-  ISBN: 9783702508265 GBP 22.50
This volume presents those items of the collection produced in the ikat technique of dyeing and weaving.

Batik              Volume 2-  ISBN: 9783702508272 GBP 25.00
This volume is devoted to batik, including the resist techniques of wax method, tie and dye, block printing and textile painting.

Needlework Volume 3-  ISBN: 9783702508289 GBP 26.00
This volume presents the diverse embroideries and appliques from the collection, in all their colourful splendor.

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