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An image of Ceremonial sarong, 'Lau Hada' by

Sumba, Indonesia

Title
Ceremonial sarong, 'Lau Hada'
Place of origin
SumbaIndonesia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton, tufted yarn, stitched figures
Dimensions

187.5 x 180.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
186.2005
Location
Not on display
Further information

A process of dyeing using hot mud on the woven cloth rather than the threads is one of the oldest techniques in Southeast Asia. On this piece heirloom beads ('hada') have been used for the design.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2006.

Exhibition history (1)

Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006