36.0 x 200.8cm [weft x warp]; 225.0cm [warp and tassle]
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
Robyn Maxwell (Australia) (Author), Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.
Mattiebelle Gittinger (United States of America) (Author), Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg (United States of America) (Author), Textile traditions of Indonesia, Los Angeles, 1977.