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The Roger Hollander Chinese Minority Primary Collection

Revealed here are six examples from the Roger Hollander Chinese Minority Costumes and Textiles. This collection is divided into two parts, the Primary Collection, and the Secondary Collection.

Roger Hollander sought out the oldest and most beautiful Chinese Minority pieces he could find. This group is termed the "Primary Collection" as independently defined by Mr. Wu, a Chinese Minority himself and an independent textile authority, now based in Beijing. His opinion was sought to offer insight as to how Chinese experts would view the RH Collection which can be different from the Western point of view.

About the Roger Hollander Chinese Minority Costumes and Textiles Collection

Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector and private dealer of Asian and Tribal Art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 14th-18th Centuries.

Thomas Murray recently served a three-year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."

A HALI magazine contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 45 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography", "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", "Revealing Austronesian Aesthetics" and most recently "A Personal Perspective on the Collecting of Non-Western Art".

Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.



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last updated: 06 Apr. 2017
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