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Collection

An image of skirtcloth by

Sumatra, Indonesia

Title
skirtcloth
Place of origin
SumatraIndonesia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
silk and gold thread; continuous supplementary weft weave
Dimensions

99.5 x 174.3 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
250.2000
Copyright
© Copyright reserved
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

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.