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Collection

Hau Rimu

(Indonesia  – )

Title
'Lau Pahudu Hada' (tubular skirtcloth)
Place of origin
SumbaIndonesia
Year
2002
Media category
Textile
Materials used
commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, antique beads; warp ikat with supplementary warp patterning and beading
Dimensions

156.5 x 64.5 cm one side of tube; 156.5 x 129.0 cm overall tube

Credit
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2003
Accession number
247.2003
Location
Not on display
Further information

This tubular ikat skirtcloth is decorated with supplementary warp patterning and beading and is an example of textiles made for the highest ranking members of Sumbanese society. This cloth is decorated with abstract and geometric motifs and the dominant colour is red, a colour usually associated with aristocracy. As with other traditional Indonesian cultures, Sumbanese textiles are a signifier of status and wealth and are important in ritual gift exchanges.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003

Bibliography (1)

William Ingram, Threads of life: Sustaining the textile arts of Indonesia, Bali, 2002, 27-29. General reference

Exhibition history (1)

Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006