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Title

Woman's ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Hada)

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Hada)
    Place where the work was made
    Sumba East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton; tufted yarn, stitched figures
    Dimensions
    187.5 x 180.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    186.2005
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition