An image of Ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Hada)

Unknown Artist

Ceremonial skirtcloth (Lau Hada)

Location
Not on display
Further information

A process of dyeing using hot mud on the woven cloth rather than the threads is one of the oldest techniques in Southeast Asia. On this piece heirloom beads ('hada') have been used for the design.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2006.

Place of origin
Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, tufted yarn, stitched figures
Dimensions
187.5 x 180.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005
Accession number
186.2005