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Title

shawl

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Toraja Sulawesi Indonesia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

280.2000



Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.