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Title

'Lau Pahudu Hada' (tubular skirtcloth)

2002


Artist

Hau Rimu

Indonesia


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Sumba Indonesia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

247.2003


Artist information

Hau Rimu

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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