Available until 15th of November 2020, the theme of the online conference Textiles on the Move  relates to the changing role, importance and significance of textiles and garments when they are moved from one particular cultural environment to another. Particular emphasis is laid on the movement of textiles and garments in Asia, and between Asia and the rest of the world. Examples, covered in the programme, are the spread of the buteh/Paisley motif from India/Iran to the rest of the world, and, more in general, the exchange of textiles, and their meanings, between Southeast and South Asia, and between South Asia and Africa.

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Organisers: The International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands, in collaboration with the Tracing Patterns Foundation in Berkeley, California, USA, and the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.