99.5 x 174.3cm [weft x warp]
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
Robyn Maxwell (Australia) (Author), Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.
Mattiebelle Gittinger (United States of America) (Author), Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg (United States of America) (Author), Textile traditions of Indonesia, Los Angeles, 1977.