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Title

Valence with stylised figures and birds

circa 1970

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    East Sumba Sumba East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia
    Date
    circa 1970
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton and natural dyes; supplementary weft design in Pahikung weave
    Dimensions
    40.0 x 198.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    180.2003
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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 textiles were made to fulfil ritual, ceremonial and everyday functions.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition