Jonathan Hope has been collecting and handling textiles and other works of art, specialising in South East Asia, since the 1970s. He has exhibited at several international art events most recently Parcours des Mondes and has participated in non-commercial shows. He is a regular contributor to Hali magazine and lectures on Indonesian textile traditions. This is his first appearance at Asian Art in London.
This exhibition includes a collection of fine 19th century Javanese topeng, theatrical masks, complimented by a number of fine Indonesian textiles and an important Indian palempore dating from circa 1730 made on the Coromandel coast for the Dutch market.
There will also be certain objects of interest to collectors of ethnographic art from India and South East Asia, including material from Nagaland, the Philippines and Indonesia.