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Title

Blanket


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

These textiles are called t'nalak, and two or three pieces are usually sewn together lengthwise to make a ceremonial blanket given to the bridegroom’s family at a wedding celebration. The textile is a warp 'ikat', which means that the warp threads (the yarns tied to the loom) were tie-dyed before weaving the cloth. This gives the pattern the fuzzy appearance associated with the 'ikat' technique.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Place where the work was made

Mindanao Philippines


Cultural origin

T'boli tribe


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

banana (abaca) fibre, warp ikat


Dimensions

62.0 x 473.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

218.2005