An image of Blanket

Unknown Artist

Blanket

Location
Not on display
Further information

These textiles are called t'nalak, and two or three pieces are usually sewn together lengthwise to make a ceremonial blanket given to the bridegroom’s family at a wedding celebration. The textile is a warp 'ikat', which means that the warp threads (the yarns tied to the loom) were tie-dyed before weaving the cloth. This gives the pattern the fuzzy appearance associated with the 'ikat' technique.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011

Place of origin
Mindanao, Philippines
Cultural origin
T'boli tribe
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
banana (abaca) fibre, warp ikat
Dimensions
62.0 x 473.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
218.2005