R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award
“Dear Alit Djajasoebrata
It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that your book Flowers from Universe: Textiles of Java, English language publication, has been selected as the winner of the Robb L. Shep Ethnic Book Award for 2018. The Textile Society of America congratulates you on this most important book and contribution to the field, representing your scholarship and research.” Lisa L. Kriner President, 2018-2020 Textile Society of America.
Given annually to a publication judged to be the best book in the field of ethnic textile studies, the award consists of a cash prize funded by an endowment established by R.L. Shep in 2000. The purpose of this award is to encourage the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding exceptional scholarship.