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.
cotton, natural indigo dye; ikat dyeing technique, continuous supplementary warp decoration
120.8 x 126.8 cm (irreg.)
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display