March 2018: TTASSEA hosted Dr. Zhou Feng, Director of the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou. The director gave a lecture at the Jakarta Textile Museum, visited the Jogja Textile Museum (Paku Alam Puro), researched on textiles from Palembang and Bali.

30 May - 3 June 2018: TTASSEA attends A World of Looms Exhibition and Symposium at the China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou. Indonesian culture was the theme of the exhibition opening night, represented with dances, songs and two lectures on Indonesian textiles.

July 2018: TTASSEA hosted the Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. We facilitated the group's textile tour to visit wastra craftsmen on the islands of Java and Sumatra.

20 August, 2018: TTASSEA obtained the accreditation from the ASEAN Secretariat, and is listed as an entity in the Annex 2 of the ASEAN Charter.

9-16 September 2018: Represented by the Secretary General, TTASSEA attended the UNESCO  Expert Meeting in Margilan Uzbekistan. The aim of the meeting is to created a cultural interaction atlas along the Maritime Silk Road. We also participated in the "Atlas Bayrami" Traditional Textile Conference and was appointed as a judge in the international textile race.

29 October 2018: TTASSEA attented the grand opening of the exhibit Batik from the Raja Rama V (Chulalongkorn) Collection at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok. We had contributed to the field research of the exhibit in Java in 2014-2016.

5-9 November 2018: TTASSEA participated in the International Association for Studies of the Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT) at the Korean University of Cultural Heritage in Buyeo, Korea. Representing TTASSEA were: Dr. Siti Mariah Waworuntu, Mrs. Niken Rachmad and Ms. Anggi Bambang.



19–23 November 2017: The 6th ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium (ATTS 6) at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. There were several programs on Indonesian culture:

  • Ayu Bulan Trisna Djelantik presented a paper Connection between Traditional Textiles and Dance in Bali
  • Mrs. Dayang from Pontianak exhibits songket weavings
  • Tengku Ryo Rizqan, Chairperson of the Indonesian Traditional Textile Community (KTTI) performed violin solo of Malay songs at the ASEAN Cultural Night event.



June 2016: ASEAN TTAC changed its name to the Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia (TTASSEA), as recognized by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Keputusan Menteri Hukum dan HAM).



17-24 January 2015: The 5th Symposium ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium (ATTS 5) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was hosted by the Payap University, Chang Mai, the Support Foundation under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Cakri Sirindhorn, and the Commission of Higher Education. The Chair of the new ASEAN Foundation, Mrs. Elaine Tan from Malaysia was introduced. The Indonesian delegation consists of 20 people. There were several programs on Indonesian culture:

  • Gusti Bandoro Raden Ayu Adipati Paku Alam gave a lecture Menyurat yang Tersirat
  • Benny Adrianto gave a lecture Weaving Developments with Batik
  • Dr. Tjokorda Ratna Cora, Fashion designer from Bali, with works of silk painting from Ubud



25 March 2014: Queen Sirikit Textile Museum curator presented a lecture at the "Batik Talks" event at the Jakarta Textile Museum. and then visited several state institutions in Jakarta, the city of Yogyakarta, Surakarta and the island of Bali to conduct batik research on Raja Rama V from Thailand.



Vietnam hosted the 4th Traditional Textile Symposium in Thai Nguyen (ATTS 4). The Symposium was organized by the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups, Nguyen City.

November 2013: TTASSEA organized a "Traveling Batik Workshop" program in Indonesia. The program was attended by curators from ASEAN. The aim of the workshop is to introduce batik art and artisans in various places on the islands of Java and Bali and to strengthen the connection amongst Southeast Asian artisans who are members of ASEAN. The program served as a forum to exchange ideas and share experiences in techniques and knowledge about batik.

The program schedule include a series of workhops and visits to the following places:

  • Jakarta: Visit the Textile Museum and view the museum's collection; visit a studio of Betawi batik artisans.
  • Pekalongan: Visit batik artisans and the Batik Study Program at the Pekalongan University
  • Yogyakarta: Visit batik workshops; Borobudur temple, Keraton Jogja (Batik Museum), and Imogiri (the center of the batik culture of the ancient Mataram kingdom) to learn how to do 'batik' on wood.
  • Bali: Visit a batik workshop in Pejeng to see the making and the use of wood stamp for batik and the dyeing process with natural dyes.



ASEAN TTAC became a partner of the Jakarta Textile Museum and established a center of for Southeast Asian Traditional Textiles at the museum. The center serves as a center to organize activities in the field of textile preservation in Southeast Asia. It also functions as an information center for the research, documentation, exhibitions, training, seminars, education, consultation, design study, innovation, and marketing of traditional textile.   



In 2011, the 3rd ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium (ATTS 3) focusing on the theme, “Shared Roots” was held in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, organized by the Chamber of Commerce Kuala Terengganu, and the Terengganu Institute of Design Excellence (TIDE).

In November, ASEAN TTAC in cooperation with Himpunan Wastraprema organized an ASEAN textile exhibition at the ASEAN Summit which was held in Nusa Dua, Bali



The 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium (ATTS 2) took place in Manila. The ASEAN Traditional Textile Arts Community (ASEAN TTAC) was established during this symposium



6 December 2015: The 1st ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium (ATTS 1) was organized by the Wastraprema Association at the ASEAN Secretariat Building, Jakarta.