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Collection

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Title
Woman's 'munisak'
Other titles:
Woman’s ceremonial robe
Place of origin
BukharaUzbekistan
Year
late 19th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
velvet ikat with temple pendant design
Dimensions

104.5 x 164.0 cm; 118.5 cm sleeve to sleeve

Credit
David Jones Fund 2010
Accession number
118.2010
Location
Not on display
Further information

The munisak is a woman's ceremonial robe worn at events such as weddings. The term ikat is a Malay word meaning 'to tie' and in the West it is applied to both the dyeing process and the cloth. Within the repertoire of ikat textiles, velvet ikats such as this example are the
most esteemed.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011

Exhibition history (1)

One hundred flowers (2011), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Sep 2011–15 Jan 2012