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Title

Ikat tube skirt

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Hainan Island China


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