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Title

shawl

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Toraja Sulawesi Indonesia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, dyes; block printed
    Dimensions
    87.5 x 259.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    280.2000
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    This shawl reflects the influence of factory produced European textiles on the Indonesian market and on traditional practices of textile production. The banded design of this shawl features pattern of fish, animals and figures apparently on horseback incorporated amongst other abstract motifs. It has an unusual blue-green with yellow patterning that has been cut and re-sewn and finished along the ends with red piped edging.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications