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Title

Skirt

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Bai Sa county Hainan Island China
    Cultural origin
    Li people, Run Li sub-group
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, natural and synthetic dyes; continuous supplementary warp and weft weaving
    Dimensions
    26.7 x 77.4 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    79.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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    This is a typical skirt made by the Run Li group of the Li people who live on Hainan Island, China. The skirt is composed of four pieces of fabric joined together. The narrow striped section is the top of the skirt and is warp-faced with continuous supplementary warp decoration displaying geometric forms. The designs on the lower three bands include geometric shapes, stripes, and stylised figures, which may represent ancestors.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.