Explore the Collection

John Ang's extensive collection consists of the complete 12 categories of textiles from the Malay World

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Songket

Songket is a fabric with a hand-woven supplementary weft of either gold thread or coloured thread. The supplementary weft creates a decorative pattern by floating additional threads above the structural base fabric. It is not integral to the base fabric.

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Limar

Limar is a weft ikat patterned cloth, usually silk, where the patterns are created by first resist dyeing bunches of tightly bound threads in different areas before weaving them to form the required pattern.

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Telepuk/Prada

Telepuk or Prada is a gold leaf adhered to areas of the cloth that has been stamped with glue.

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Sulaman/Tekatan

Sulaman is embroidery where additional decorative threads are sewn above the textile.

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Pelangi

Pelangi uses the tie and dye technique with different colours.

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Ikat Loseng

Ikat Loseng is a warp ikat patterned cloth where the patterns are created by first resist dyeing bunches of tightly bound weft threads in different areas before weaving them to form the required pattern.  

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Tenunan

Tenunan is woven cloth in general, it refers to mostly plain weaves with stripe and check patterns.

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Tapestry

Tapestry is a woven cloth where the wefts are changed according to the colours. These weft threads form a structural part of the base fabric.

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Cetakan

Cetakan is printed cloth either by wood block hand printing, silk screening or machine printing.

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Batik

Batik is a cloth where patterns are created by the hand-drawn or block stamped wax-resist method.

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Renda

Renda is forms of lace either created by hand with bobbins or with long needles like crochet.  It may also be machine made.

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Anyaman

Anyaman refers to a woven material composed of unspun plant fibres such as pandanus, mengkuang, rattan, bast or other similar fibres.