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Title

shouldercloth ('slendang')

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Java Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, natural dyes; batik
    Dimensions
    48.5 x 125.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    260.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This distinctive indigo-dyed textile is decorated in a very tight and organic, yet stylised design. The most distinctive motif decorating this textile is the symmetrical fanned design symbolic of the mythical eagle known as the Garuda (sometimes identified as the 'mirong'). In this context, the Garuda represents the celestial realm, the heavenly realm of the cosmic mountain. Such cosmic patterns are usually associated with royalty.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Java