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Title

Hipwrapper (sampot rbauk)


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This richly decorated supplementary weft textile is modelled on Indian brocade cloths, but instead of using a gold-wrapped thread for the brocade as is the Indian technique, a yellow or gold coloured supplementary weft thread has been used to achieve the rich effect. The complex and intricate design suggests that it was made for ceremonial use. The colours - with green warp and red weft to give a shot effect - suggest an association with the planetary gods, Rahu and Ketu, the ascending and descending nodes of the moon. These gods are associated with Wednesday and so this cloth would have been used for ceremonial occasions held on Wednesdays.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.318.


Details


Other Titles

Ceremonial 'Wednesday' cloth (sampot rbauk)

Ceremonial cloth (sampot rbauk)


Place where the work was made

Cambodia


Date

mid 19th century-late 19th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk with supplementary weft decoration


Dimensions

93.0 x 314.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Nomadic Rug Traders 2003


Accession number

230.2003



Place

Where the work was made
Cambodia

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 318 (colour illus.). The colour illus. is a detail of this work.