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Title

trapping

circa 1940


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This beautifully decorated red, white and black beaded trapping features a central band of repeated and paired S-shaped motifs, which is common to many parts of Southeast Asia. The coins decorating this trapping give the date 1945 and date to Dutch rule. It is most likely to have been included amongst the possessions of a noble family.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

North Sumatra Indonesia


Cultural origin

Batak


Date

circa 1940


Media category

Textile


Materials used

beadwork on cotton stitched to leather with tassled and beaded edging strung on timber frame and decorated with shells and coins


Dimensions

94.0 x 10.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

254.2000



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.