This fine silk reversible skirtcloth has a central field design of inward pointing triangles (bamboo shoot motif) surrounded by curling arabesques. The end sections are woven in a bold pattern of stylised flowers contained within lozenge shaped motifs.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000
silk and gold thread; continuous supplementary weft weave
99.5 x 174.3 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Not on display
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Referenced in 3 publications
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.