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Title

Batik cloth

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This square piece of batik, a resist dye method, is intricately patterned floral and vegetal motifs, swastikas, geometric motifs and imitation fringes ('soi saa'). The central diamond shape carves the central square into four triangles, each adorned with a different pattern. The borders of the cloth are intricately patterned with scrolling motifs and scallops. The workmanship in patterning this textile is very fine, fluid and detailed, yet balanced. Such a piece may have been used as a head cloth or to carry things.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Other Title

square textile


Place where the work was made

Laos


Cultural origin

Hmong people


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, indigo dye; batik resist dyeing


Dimensions

89.2 x 89.4 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

289.2000



Place

Where the work was made
Laos