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Title

Woman’s skirt cloth


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Cambodia


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

silk with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft weaving


Dimensions

94.3 x 197.3 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

85.2012



Place

Where the work was made
Cambodia