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Title

shouldercloth or waistsash

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Pasemah-Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    silk, metallic thread, natural dyes, lace edging, silver casing; supplementary weft weave
    Dimensions
    34.3 x 148.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    244.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    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

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications