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Title

Woman's 'munisak'

late 19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

No image
  • 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
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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions