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An image of shawl by
Alternate image of shawl by

Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Title
shawl
Place of origin
TorajaSulawesiIndonesia
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton, dyes; block printed
Dimensions

87.5 x 259.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
280.2000
Location
Not on display
Further information

This shawl reflects the influence of factory produced European textiles on the Indonesian market and on traditional practices of textile production. The banded design of this shawl features pattern of fish, animals and figures apparently on horseback incorporated amongst other abstract motifs. It has an unusual blue-green with yellow patterning that has been cut and re-sewn and finished along the ends with red piped edging.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

Bibliography (2)

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

Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990, 368-369.