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Title

shouldercloth, waistsash ('tengkuluk; pelung')


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This richly brocaded textile is decorated in an abstract design of geometric patterns arranged in bands across the cloth. The designs at each end of the cloth refer to the male and female principles of the cosmos. Fringes formed from silk floss have been added to one end of the textile after weaving.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Sumatra Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, metallic thread, natural dyes, silk; supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

36.0 x 225 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

245.2000



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.