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Title

Valence with stylised figures and birds


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

As in many parts of Indonesia, in Sumba textiles represent one of the most significant artforms. The most fully developed textile tradition existed in the East of the island where where textiles were made to fulfil ritual, ceremonial and everyday functions.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003.


Details


Place where the work was made

East Sumba Indonesia


Date

circa 1970


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton and natural dyes; supplementary weft design in Pahikung weave


Dimensions

40.0 x 198.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

180.2003



Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

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