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Title

Plangi (tie-dyed and stich resist) shawl

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Colourfully tie-dyed cloths were commonly produced by many cultures in Southeast Asia, such those on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, and Sulawesi, as well as in Cambodia and the Philippines. Many were used for decorative purposes, as well as ritual ones. The spotted pattern is typical of such textiles, and ideas from northwest India can be seen in the use of the paisley pattern at each end. The entire piece has been embroidered with silver-coloured threads.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.


Details


Other Titles

Tie-dyed decorative cloth

kain nyulam


Place where the work was made

Palembang Sumatra Indonesia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk, probably synthetic dyes, silver-wrapped yarns


Dimensions

69.5 x 233.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

78.2012