8th ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium
8th ASEAN TRADITIONAL TEXTILE "Celebrating Textile: A Journey"
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.