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Title

skirtcloth

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Sumatra Indonesia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

250.2000



Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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.