As in many parts of Indonesia, in Sumba textiles represent one of the most significant artforms. The most fully developed textile tradition existed in the East of the island where where textiles were made to fulfil ritual, ceremonial and everyday functions.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003.
cotton and natural dyes; supplementary weft design in Pahikung weave
40.0 x 198.0 cm
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003
Not on display
Referenced in 4 publications
Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.
Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.
The world of Indonesian textiles, Japan, 1981.