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Title

Cloth with Islamic inscriptions

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This cloth is an exceptional example of Indonesian batik with Islamic designs. The design motifs have great clarity and variety, and the printing is crisp. Large rectangular calligraphic batiks are known as 'kerudung', literally 'shroud', in Java. They were worn wrapped around the head and draped on the body as a shoulder cloth. Other possible uses were as temporary covers for coffins or tombs in funerary rituals, as well as ceremonial hangings or banners.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2008.


Details


Place where the work was made

Java Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

batik, cotton, dyes


Dimensions

264.5 x 91.0 cm


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the VisAsia Dinner Fund to commemorate the ‘Arts of Islam' exhibition 2008.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

22.2008



Place

Where the work was made
Java