Weaving Tales

ENTWINE: Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists

Storytelling for families as part of an exhibition organised by Maybank Foundation & Chan + Hori Contemporary.

Date: 24 Aug – 8 Sep 2019

Various times

Location: National Museum of Singapore, The Concourse

Free with registration


For Chan + Hori Contemporary

Explore textile weaving and Southeast Asian fabrics through storytelling. Listen to folktales of nimble fingers and magical beings that weave spectacular tapestries fit for kings! Be seated inside a fabric exhibition installation and get up close with traditional weaving looms and silk spinning implements as you listen to regional stories. Create your own memento of the experience and weave fabric strips that you can take home.

Part of the exhibition ENTWINE: Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists.

Suitable for ages 4-8 years old.
All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.
No admission for babies and toddlers below 4 years old.
Limited audience capacity due to exhibition space.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the session starts to register.


About the Exhibition

This exhibition is a meeting of traditional craft and contemporary art. Showcased here are artworks by six Southeast Asian contemporary artists invited (since 2018) to interact and be inspired by Maybank Women Eco-Weavers through short residencies at the various weaving centers across the region. The Maybank Women Eco-Weavers programme is a flagship economic independence initiative that connects ASEAN's heritage through the ancient art of textile weaving in Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia to create a sustainable weaving industry.