World Ikat Textiles Symposium (WITS) 2019 offers a common platform to celebrate ikat, a textile technique shared across the world. Its objectives are to inform and educate on various ikat traditions, to foster cross-cultural exchanges on issues impacting ikat-producing communities and heritage preservation, and to develop connections between organizations, artisans and textile lovers. Previously held in the UK, India, Malaysia and Thailand, the fifth edition of WITS will be held in Textile Museum Jakarta, on 23 - 25 August 2019.
Other than the symposium, the event will also see a wide variety of programmes including workshops related to textiles, textiles exhibition frome more than 20 countries, a bazaar with over 30 booths of local and international arts and crafts, as well as a field visit to Kota Tua area.
For more information, visit worldikat.org.