TAMPAN TULIP

2014 – ongoing

Series of collages made from pressed tulip petals, with motifs taken from the Tampan,square-shaped woven cloths that were exchanged during important rites of passage. Tampan are found in the Lampung region of southern Sumatra, a crucial trade route since antiquity, which has long been a crossroads of cultures and artistic traditions. Tee extended her research into the Indonesian weavings by travelling to the Lampung area. She sought to explore these family heirlooms, which predominantly feature a ship with a mast that often branches out into a tree of life – evocative of human souls continuing on to new lives. The designs’ deeper meaning, the subject of migration, is of particular interest to Tee. Her father migrated with his parents and sister to the Netherlands from Indonesia on a ship in the 1950s.


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