Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Museum and the Online Archive of California
Creation Place:
Indonesia
Creation Place:
Krui District
Creation Place:
Lampung
Creation Place:
Pulau Pisang
Creation Place:
Sumatra
Title:
Textile; tampan; gift wrapping. Indonesia
Date:
1900-Collected 1974
Materials:
handwoven
Materials:
supplementary weft
Materials:
handspun cotton?
Materials:
linen?
Materials:
fabric
Dimensions:
45.7 cm by 43.1 cm
Current Location:
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. University of California, Los Angeles.
Address:
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Object ID:
UCLA FMCH X76.1408
Subject:
- human scrolls pole geometric chequered bands
- handwoven supplementary weft handspun cotton? linen? fabric
Heading:
Content/Description
Notes:
REMARKS COMPILED IN 1987 BY ROY HAMILTON ON BASIS OF EXISTING RECORDS, EXAMINATION OF OBJECT, AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE: The accession sheet indicates linen as the material, although this is not the usual "tampan" fiber. This composition is somewhat similar to Gittinger 1972:Plate 22 and to X76.1409. Gittinger interprets Plate 22 as human figures riding on the backs of animals with the animals' heads confronting a structure containing human figures. Human figures in archtectural forms line the baseline. X76.1409 may be a further stylization of this composition. If this "tampan" also derives from Gittinger's Plate 22, further stylization is evident with the animal forms now virtually unrecognizable [Gittinger 1972:103-106, Plate 22]. See entry for X76.1365 for background information on "tampan" and "pelepai" textiles from Lampung, Sumatra.
Heading:
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Notes:
Gittinger, Mattiebelle. 1972. A STUDY OF THE SHIP CLOTHS OF SUMATRA: THEIR DESIGN AND USAGE. Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University.
Collection Description:
METS ID:
ark:/13030/ft129003r n

Textile; tampan; gift wrapping. Indonesia