An image of man's cloth

Unknown Artist

man's cloth

Other titles:
selimut (blanket)
Location
Not on display
Further information

This warp 'ikat' decorated cloth originated from the tiny island of Savu and would have been worn by men as waist or hip wrappers, wrapped around the chest or draped over the shoulder. It is decorated with European inspired motifs of roses and floral medallions, possibly originating from Dutch lace designs.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000

Place of origin
Savu, Indonesia
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, natural dyes; warp 'ikat'
Dimensions
75.0 x 201.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Bequest of Alex Biancardi 2000
Accession number
277.2000
Copyright
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