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Title

man's cloth

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    selimut (blanket)
    Place where the work was made
    Savu East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, natural dyes; warp 'ikat'
    Dimensions
    75.0 x 201.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    277.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This warp 'ikat' decorated cloth originated from the tiny island of Savu and would have been worn by men as waist or hip wrappers, wrapped around the chest or draped over the shoulder. It is decorated with European inspired motifs of roses and floral medallions, possibly originating from Dutch lace designs.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications