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Title

shouldercloth or waistsash


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This intricately brocaded cloth is woven with an indigo warp and red weft with a dense banded pattern of metallic silver supplementary weft weave ('songket'). The colours used in this cloth are significant, probably derived from the red, black and white threads which are woven together, to represent the unity or integrity of divergent or conflicting forces.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Pasemah-Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk, metallic thread, natural dyes, lace edging, silver casing; supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

34.3 x 148.3 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

244.2000



Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Mattiebelle Gittinger, Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.

Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, Textile traditions of Indonesia, Los Angeles, 1977.

Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.