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Title

skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This textile follows the format of more elaborate Balinese skirtcloths or hangings ('saput songket / kampuh songket'). It is decorated with a repeated motif of paired figures standing in profile holding an archer's bow, interspersed with a large floral motif. The motif of figures in the distinctive wayang 'kulit' or shadow puppet style probably draws its imagery from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Bali Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, natural dyes, supplementary weft weave


Dimensions

105.2 x 156.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

269.2000



Place

Where the work was made
Bali

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