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An image of Ceremonial hanging by
Alternate image of Ceremonial hanging by

Borneo

Title
Ceremonial hanging
Place of origin
Borneo
KalimantanIndonesia
Cultural origin
Sarawak, Iban people
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton warp ikat, 2 pieces stitched together
Dimensions

119.5 x 265.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
196.2005
Location
Not on display
Further information

The Iban people, most of whom now live in Sarawak, developed the greatest of the Borneo weaving traditions. Noteworthy are the large hangings or blankets called 'pua'.

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