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8th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium

25 September 2022 - 30 September 2022


Yayasan Tenun Pahang Diraja (The Royal Pahang Weave Foundation) is a non- profit organization, an entity of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region. It has garnered a strong support from several relevant government agencies and ministries. Through it, Malaysia has been given the honour to host the 8th. ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium 2022 which was unanimously endorsed by all ASEAN members at the conclusion of the 7th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium in Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 2019. The symposium amongst others aims to discuss and exchange ideas in support of the preservation and sustainability of naturally woven textiles in the region. The selection of a host country is done biennially at this conference which gives every ASEAN nation an opportunity to become host at some point.

Her Majesty Queen Azizah of Malaysia a recipient of the “Craft Icon of the Year” Award by Craft Village in New Delhi, India (an active member of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region) is the Patron of the 8th.ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium which is scheduled for the 25th through 30th September 2022 at Marriott Hotel in Putrajaya. The symposium themed “Celebrating Textiles: A Journey” is a five-day event, will be officially opened by His Majesty the King of Malaysia on 26th September 2022.

In addition to participants from Southeast Asian nations, are those from other continents who are expected to attend this biennial event. We are anticipating more or less 200 local and foreign participants to the symposium.

A good mix of local and international speakers are invited to present their papers on traditional textiles to tie in with the theme of symposium.

There will be supporting events, such as exhibitions in a myriad of textiles, demonstrations on crafts-making and ultimately sales of handicrafts from all participating ASEAN countries will be made available.

A series of field trips to the National Craft Institute, Kuala Lumpur Crafts Complex and the National Textile Museum have also been scheduled for the participants during their tenure in Putrajaya.

**There will be welcoming dinner and hosted by Her Majesty Queen Azizah which also includes a cultural performance at a the Royal Palace in Kuala Lumpur.


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25 September 2022
30 September 2022
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Marriott Putrajaya Hotel
IOI Resort City
Sepang, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya 62502 Malaysia
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