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Title

Woman’s skirt cloth

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Cambodia
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    silk with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft weaving
    Dimensions
    94.3 x 197.3 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
    85.2012
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  • About

    This piece of silk cloth would have been used as a skirt cloth by a woman. It is decorated with stripes, diamond and floral motifs, and candlestick-like shapes that are protective diagrams. The latter decoration is a central Thai influence. Unusually, there is no border section along the sides of the textile. The cloth is composed of two pieces of fabric, indicating that it was woven on a backstrap loom and that it may be a provincial textile.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Cambodia