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Title

Shouldercloth (slendang)

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cirebon West Java Java Indonesia
    Cultural origin
    Peranakan Chinese
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    silk, natural dyes; batik
    Dimensions
    51.4 x 285.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    258.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This example of Javanese silk shoulder cloth is typical of the cloths made or ordered by the Chinese Javanese, which were also exported to Bali, Sumatra and the Malay peninsula. Its fluid organic design of phoenix, bird and plant motifs is typically Peranakan Chinese, drawing inspiration from sources as varied and 'exotic' as porcelain bowls, lidded boxes and Chinese embroideries.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000