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Title

royal sarong


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This royal sarong is a sumptuous textile woven in a checked design which gained popularity with the influence of Islam. It would have been woven in two long, narrow sections, probably on a body tension loom, which was later stitched together. The design utilises the familiar motif of eight-petal lotus and eight-pointed star, a reference to the directions of space and notions of the cosmos influenced by ideas coming from India.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Bali Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk, natural dyes, metallic thread; supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

167.0 x 106.3 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

267.2000



Place

Where the work was made
Bali

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