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Title

royal sarong

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Bali Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    silk, natural dyes, metallic thread; supplementary weft weave
    Dimensions
    167.0 x 106.3 cm (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    267.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This royal sarong is a sumptuous textile woven in a checked design which gained popularity with the influence of Islam. It would have been woven in two long, narrow sections, probably on a body tension loom, which was later stitched together. The design utilises the familiar motif of eight-petal lotus and eight-pointed star, a reference to the directions of space and notions of the cosmos influenced by ideas coming from India.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Bali

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication