- Other Title
- selimut (blanket)
- Place where the work was made
East Nusa Tenggara
Lesser Sunda Islands
- 20th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- cotton, natural dyes; warp 'ikat'
- 75.0 x 201.5 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Copyright reserved
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
Referenced in 2 publications
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia, Singapore, 1988.
Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.