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Title

man's cloth

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


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


Details


Other Title

selimut (blanket)


Place where the work was made

Savu 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



Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Handwoven textiles of South-East Asia, Singapore, 1988.

Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia : tradition, trade and transformation, Canberra, 1990.