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Title

Ikat tube skirt

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Hainan Island China
    Cultural origin
    Li people, possibly Meifu sub-group
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, natural indigo dye; ikat dyeing technique, continuous supplementary warp decoration
    Dimensions
    120.8 x 126.8 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
    82.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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    This woman’s tube skirt is typical of the Li people of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. It is elaborately decorated with supplementary warp yarns woven in geometric patterns and indigo-blue ikat geometric patterns. The textile is composed of five separately woven panels that are joined together.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.