Unknown Artist

Woman's 'munisak'

Other titles:
Woman’s ceremonial robe
Location
Not on display
Further information

The munisak is a woman's ceremonial robe worn at events such as weddings. The term ikat is a Malay word meaning 'to tie' and in the West it is applied to both the dyeing process and the cloth. Within the repertoire of ikat textiles, velvet ikats such as this example are the
most esteemed.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011

Place of origin
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Year
late 19th century
Media
Textile
Medium
velvet ikat with temple pendant design
Dimensions
104.5 x 164.0 cm; 118.5 cm sleeve to sleeve
Credit
David Jones Fund 2010
Accession number
118.2010