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Title

trapping

circa 1940

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    North Sumatra Indonesia
    Cultural origin
    Batak
    Date
    circa 1940
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    beadwork on cotton stitched to leather with tassled and beaded edging strung on timber frame and decorated with shells and coins
    Dimensions
    94.0 x 10.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    254.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This beautifully decorated red, white and black beaded trapping features a central band of repeated and paired S-shaped motifs, which is common to many parts of Southeast Asia. The coins decorating this trapping give the date 1945 and date to Dutch rule. It is most likely to have been included amongst the possessions of a noble family.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications