Since 2005, TTASSEA began operating under the name of ASEAN TTAC (ASEAN Traditional Textile Art Community), it has been active in the field of traditional textile culture in Southeast Asia. In 2016, based on the decision of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, ASEAN TTAC was renamed the Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia (TTASSEA), which is now under the leadership of KGBRAA Paku Alam.
Every two years, a symposium is held in one of the ASEAN member countries. In 2005, ASEANTTAC as the initiator, which is at that time is the main position of Himpunan Wastraprema - the wastra admirer from Indonesia, held a symposium which was first supported by the ASEAN Secretariat at the ASEAN Building in South Jakarta. The current theme was: New Directions in the 21st Century, with domestic and foreign textile expert speakers. Indonesia was represented by Mr. Iwan Tirta (late) and Mrs. Obin Komara.
This year, for the second time TTASSEA was honored to arrange the ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, which will be held in Yogyakarta, the cultural city on November 5th until 8th 2019.
On August 20th 2018, TTASSEA was approved and accredited as an entity that is affiliated with ASEAN, which is listed in Annex 2, the ASEAN Charter and registered as a civil society.
Since 2017, ASEAN has invited the entities/associations periodically to join the forum that want to 1) strengthen the cooperation with and among ASEAN-accredited associations; 2) work as a platform for discussing ASEAN priorities from the three pillars of ASEAN ; and 3) exploring the possibilities to collaborate between ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN sectoral agencies and ASEAN Centers. The third Entity Forum will be held on 29 April 2019.
One of TTASSEA's mission that is in line with ASEAN is to improve the awareness of the people that ASEAN is the set of Southeast Asia countries which aim to increase the standard of society’s life at a grass-root level, namely the weavers and the traditional textile craftsman, which is the guardians and the nation’s culture.
|CEO||:||Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas|
|Advisory Council||:||Hartini Hartarto Sastrosunarto|
|Susrinah Sanyoto Sastrowardoyo|
|Experts||:||General Director of Culture-Education and Culture Ministry|
|General Director of ASEAN Partnership-Ministry of Foreign|
|Indonesian Permanent Representative in ASEAN|
|The Head of Creative Economy Council|
|Deputy for Marketing Development II|
|The Ministry of Tourism|
|General Director of National Export Development|
|The Ministry of Trading|
|Director General of Small Industry Association-Ministry of Industry|
|Deputy of Cultural Heritage - Deputy for Coordination|
|The Coordinator Ministry for Human Development and Culture|
|The Head of Museum Seni Jakarta co Museum Tekstil Jakarta|
|Constructor||:||Adiati Arifin Siregar|
|Edith Ratna Soerjosoejarso|
|Dr. AA Bulantrisna|
|Ade Rachmad Gobel|
|Chairman||:||GKBRAA Paku Alam|
|Managing Director||:||Ita Yuliati|
|General Secretary||:||Dr.S. Mariah Waworuntu|
|Members||:||Margareta Anggraini Adriani MBA|
|Dra. Siti Utami Msi|
|Treasurer||:||Trida (Didid) Manaseh|
|Foreign Partnership Chief||:||Dr. Laretna Adishakti (Sita)|
|Exhibition Chief||:||Djodjo Gozali|
|Public Relation Chief||:||Miranti Abidin|
|Culture, Education and Research Chief||:||Dr. Adrianus Laurens Waworuntu|
|Walfare and Business Chief||:||Nita Kenzo Mayasari Sekarlaranti|
|Law and Organization Chief||:||Niken Astogini Sadjarwo SH|
|General Field Chief||:||KRAy T Sritapi Suryoadiputri|
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