The Oxford Asian Textile Group (OATG) publishes its magazine, Asian Textiles, three times a year, now generally with 28-32 pages. It appears in February, June and October.  We welcome input from members and any other readers – send a review of a book you’ve read or an exhibition you’ve seen, or even something more elaborate. THE DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT ISSUE IS THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2017.

Download a Pdf file: Guidelines for articles and pictures for Asian Textiles. For further information or contributions contact the Editor.

Most issues feature a report on a key textile collection, Asian textile resources on-line and also report on current research and recent publications. They each include a valuable section highlighting lectures and new and ongoing exhibitions in Britain and abroad.

Each issue also gives fuller details about the latest programme of talks and visits arranged by OATG for its members.

Current Issue:

Detail from an evening coat c.1900–1910, silk crêpe with silk threads, designed by S. Nishimura

Asian Textiles - No 67 - 32p, June 2017 Access colour Pdf of No 67 (*see below)
OATG Events Programme
Embroidered Bodies from the Ashmolean Museum - Aimée Payton
Textiles in The Arts of Southeast Asia from the SOAS Collections - Farouk Yahya
Book Review: Batik Jawa Bagi Dunia – Javanese Batik to the World by Maria Wronska-Friend
Rosati – the painter who loved textiles, but ethnographers beware - Gaving Strachan
Book Review: Embroidered Visions: Photographs by Sheila Paine by Katherine Clough and Philip N. Grover
Letter to the Editor
Early Textiles Study Group Conference September 2017
The 17th-century Mughal pavilion at Jodhpur - Gavin Strachan
click on image to go to matrix of all back issues

*This edition of Asian Textiles is also available on line. 

The current calendar year's editions of the Magazine plus the previous two complete years are only available to download on-line via password protected access to which all current members of OATG are given access.  In order to access the on-line version of this edition of the magazine you will need a username and password to use on a password-protected web page which carries a link to the Pdf file.

The editions of Asian Textiles for 2016 onwards needing password access will have the username and password required for download printed inside the front cover. During 2015 details of username and password were printed on a slip included with the mailed copy of the magazine.  Access to the Pdfs is free to all those who received a hard copy of the magazine either as a member or by purchasing it as an individual issue. If you are not yet an OATG member, go to the Membership section of this website and join up NOW! If you do not have the required username or password to download an issue but believe you qualify for access to them, contact the web editor

The password protected Pdf files can be accessed by clicking on the link in the title line to the issue e.g.: ‘Access colour Pdf of No 61’ and entering the username and password for the relevant calendar year and click ‘login’.  On the page that opens click on the link to the relevant Pdf file to download.  The username and password is the same for all three issues in each calendar year. 

All earlier issues of the magazine from 1-59 (1-38 known as the Newsletter) are available as Pdf files to freely download from this website.  Click on the thumbnail image of the issue in the matrix of back issues to go to the contents page.  The link to download the Pdf file is in the title line of the issue.

To receive regular copies of the magazine you are invited to subscribe to the Oxford Asian Textile Group.