- Place where the work was made
- 20th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- silk, metallic thread, natural dyes, lace edging, silver casing; supplementary weft weave
- 34.3 x 148.3 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Copyright reserved
This intricately brocaded cloth is woven with an indigo warp and red weft with a dense banded pattern of metallic silver supplementary weft weave ('songket'). The colours used in this cloth are significant, probably derived from the red, black and white threads which are woven together, to represent the unity or integrity of divergent or conflicting forces.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000
Referenced in 3 publications
Mattiebelle Gittinger, Splendid symbols: textiles and tradition in Indonesia, Singapore, 1990.
Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, Textile traditions of Indonesia, Los Angeles, 1977.
Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.