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Title

skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Bali Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, natural dyes, supplementary weft weave
    Dimensions
    105.2 x 156.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    269.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This textile follows the format of more elaborate Balinese skirtcloths or hangings ('saput songket / kampuh songket'). It is decorated with a repeated motif of paired figures standing in profile holding an archer's bow, interspersed with a large floral motif. The motif of figures in the distinctive wayang 'kulit' or shadow puppet style probably draws its imagery from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Bali

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication