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Collection

An image of skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures by

Bali, Indonesia

Title
skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures
Place of origin
BaliIndonesia
Year
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
Accession number
269.2000
Copyright
© Copyright reserved
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990, 188.