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Title

Batik shouldercloth ('slendang')

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This example of Javanese silk shoulder cloth is typical of the cloths made or ordered by the Chinese Javanese, which were also exported to Bali, Sumatra and the Malay peninsula. Its fluid organic design of phoenix, bird and plant motifs is typically Peranakan Chinese, drawing inspiration from sources as varied and 'exotic' as porcelain bowls, lidded boxes and Chinese embroideries.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Cirebon Java Indonesia


Cultural origin

Peranakan Chinese


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk, natural dyes; batik


Dimensions

51.4 x 285.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2000