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An image of shouldercloth, waistsash ('tengkuluk; pelung') by

Sumatra, Indonesia

Title
shouldercloth, waistsash ('tengkuluk; pelung')
Place of origin
SumatraIndonesia
Year
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
Accession number
245.2000
Copyright
© Copyright reserved
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (3)

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.