- Place where the work was made
East Nusa Tenggara
Lesser Sunda Islands
- circa 1970
- Media category
- Materials used
- 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
- Accession number
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.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006