Woman’s skirt cloth
This piece of silk cloth would have been used as a skirt cloth by a woman. It is decorated with stripes, diamond and floral motifs, and candlestick-like shapes that are protective diagrams. The latter decoration is a central Thai influence. Unusually, there is no border section along the sides of the textile. The cloth is composed of two pieces of fabric, indicating that it was woven on a backstrap loom and that it may be a provincial textile.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.
Place where the work was made
silk with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft weaving
94.3 x 197.3 cm (irreg.)
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display