An image of skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures

Unknown Artist

skirtcloth or hanging with 'wayang' figures

Location
Not on display
Further information

This textile follows the format of more elaborate Balinese skirtcloths or hangings ('saput songket / kampuh songket'). It is decorated with a repeated motif of paired figures standing in profile holding an archer's bow, interspersed with a large floral motif. The motif of figures in the distinctive wayang 'kulit' or shadow puppet style probably draws its imagery from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

Place of origin
Bali, Indonesia
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, natural dyes, supplementary weft weave
Dimensions
105.2 x 156.0 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
269.2000
Copyright
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