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Collection

An image of man's skirtcloth ('kereng') by

Lombok, Indonesia

Title
man's skirtcloth ('kereng')
Place of origin
LombokIndonesia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton, natural dyes; supplementary weft weave
Dimensions

92.0 x 143.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
271.2000
Copyright
© Copyright reserved
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia, Singapore, 1988, 193.

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

Exhibition history (1)

Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006