Place:National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute
Natural dyes have long been used, refined, and enriched by Taiwan's indigenous populations and Han immigrants, who've mastered the textile arts. Moreover, the island's geographic importance as a trading center has helped garner artistic influences from both southeast and northeast Asia.
To help usher such craftsmanship into a new era, the National Taiwan Craft Researchand DevelopmentInstitute (NTCRI) will hold an international forum on the future development of natural dyes in central Taiwan this October.
The two-day event will feature over 60 speeches, 40 academic presentations, and several leading scholars from around the world, including Dr. Dominique Cardon from France, Dr. Kim Chi-hui (金芝希) from South Korea, and Dr. Kazuki Yamazaki (山崎和樹) from Japan.
More than 150 submissions were received from 45 nations and regions, and the accepted research papers will be presented under three main categories — the scientific and technological applications of natural dyes; cross-sector cooperation and marketing of natural dyes; and case studies in traditions and innovations.
The international forum is part of the first-ever World Eco-Fiber and Textile Forum (WEFT) in Taiwan. For more information, please visit the event website at 2014dyes.ntcri.gov.tw/en/forum_en.html.