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Title

Woman's 'munisak'

late 19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The munisak is a woman's ceremonial robe worn at events such as weddings. The term ikat is a Malay word meaning 'to tie' and in the West it is applied to both the dyeing process and the cloth. Within the repertoire of ikat textiles, velvet ikats such as this example are the
most esteemed.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011


Details


Other Title

Woman’s ceremonial robe


Place where the work was made

Bukhara Uzbekistan


Date

late 19th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

velvet ikat with temple pendant design


Dimensions

104.5 x 164.0 cm; 118.5 cm sleeve to sleeve


Credit

David Jones Fund 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

118.2010



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history