Ira Adriati

This work visualizes the strength of the Indonesian naval fleet sailing from one island to another in the archipelago and to various parts of the world. This work also shows the commodities of spices, especially nutmeg and cloves, which attracted foreigners to the Spice Islands (Maluku). This interaction brings cultural acculturation in Nusantara. One of them is seen in the motifs and techniques of Nusantara textiles.

The work entitled The Spice Islands: Traces of the Nusantara’s Glory is a collage of weaves, nutmegs, paper, threads and canvases, which are composed on a 20 x 30 cm canvas.