A process of dyeing using hot mud on the woven cloth rather than the threads is one of the oldest techniques in Southeast Asia. On this piece heirloom beads ('hada') have been used for the design.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2006.
Ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Hada)
cotton; tufted yarn, stitched figures
187.5 x 180.0 cm
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006