Unknown Artist

Ikat tube skirt

Location
Not on display
Further information

This woman’s tube skirt is typical of the Li people of Hainan Island in the South China Sea. It is elaborately decorated with supplementary warp yarns woven in geometric patterns and indigo-blue ikat geometric patterns. The textile is composed of five separately woven panels that are joined together.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

Place of origin
Hainan Island, China
Cultural origin
Li people, possibly Meifu sub-group
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, natural indigo dye; ikat dyeing technique, continuous supplementary warp decoration
Dimensions
120.8 x 126.8 cm (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
82.2012