This sarong is decorated with the traditional design known as 'subhanale', which consists of stylised floral and vegetal motifs enclosed in a hexagonal or zig-zag grid pattern.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000
cotton, natural dyes; supplementary weft weave
92.0 x 143.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Not on display
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Shown in 1 exhibition
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006
Referenced in 2 publications
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia, Singapore, 1988, 193.
Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.