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Title

Batik cloth

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    square textile
    Place where the work was made
    Laos
    Cultural origin
    Hmong people
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, indigo dye; batik resist dyeing
    Dimensions
    89.2 x 89.4 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    289.2000
    Copyright
    © Copyright reserved

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  • About

    This square piece of batik, a resist dye method, is intricately patterned floral and vegetal motifs, swastikas, geometric motifs and imitation fringes ('soi saa'). The central diamond shape carves the central square into four triangles, each adorned with a different pattern. The borders of the cloth are intricately patterned with scrolling motifs and scallops. The workmanship in patterning this textile is very fine, fluid and detailed, yet balanced. Such a piece may have been used as a head cloth or to carry things.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Laos