92.0 x 143.5cm [weft x warp]
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
Robyn Maxwell (Australia) (Author), Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.
Sylvia Fraser-Lu (Author), Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia, Singapore, 1988, 193.
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006.