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.
cotton and natural dyes; supplementary weft design in Pahikung weave
40.0 x 198.0 cm
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006
Referenced in 4 publications
Mattiebelle Gittinger, Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.
Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.
Jes A. Therik, Tenun ikat dari Timur: keindahan anggun warisan leluhur = Ikat in eastern archipelago: an esoteric beauty of ancestral entity, Jogjakarta, 1989.
Wanda Warming and Michael Gaworski, The world of Indonesian textiles, Japan, 1981.