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Title

Ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Pahudu Hada)

2002

Artist

Hau Rimu

Indonesia

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sumba East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia
    Date
    2002
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    commercial cotton yarn, natural dyes, antique beads; warp ikat with supplementary warp patterning and beading
    Dimensions
    156.5 x 64.5 cm one side of tube; 156.5 x 129.0 cm overall tube
    Credit
    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    247.2003
    Artist information
    Hau Rimu

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  • About

    This tubular ikat skirtcloth is decorated with supplementary warp patterning and beading and is an example of textiles made for the highest ranking members of Sumbanese society. This cloth is decorated with abstract and geometric motifs and the dominant colour is red, a colour usually associated with aristocracy. As with other traditional Indonesian cultures, Sumbanese textiles are a signifier of status and wealth and are important in ritual gift exchanges.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2003

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication