Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Museum and the Online Archive of California
Creation Place:
Batumenyan
Creation Place:
Indonesia
Creation Place:
Lampung
Creation Place:
Menaga Village
Creation Place:
Sumatra
Title:
Textile with human and animal figures. Indonesia
Date:
1900-Collected 1974
Materials:
handwoven
Materials:
supplementary weft
Materials:
handspun cotton
Materials:
fabric
Dimensions:
71.1 cm by 64.1 cm
Current Location:
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. University of California, Los Angeles.
Address:
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Object ID:
UCLA FMCH X76.1381
Subject:
- human "wayang" bands architectural animal geometric
- handwoven supplementary weft handspun cotton 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 human figures seem closely related in style to the "wayang" or shadow puppet figures found on Java. These particular figures may be associated with those Gittinger characterizes by a large mouth with teeth, which she believes represents an old style [Gittinger 1972:160-162]. The animal forms, with their horns, may represent a bovine species [Gittinger 1972:171]. The animal elements seem to act as conveyances in transition rites, as well as signs of wealth and prestige [Gittinger 1972:173-174]. See entry for X76.1365 for background information on "tampan" and "pelepai" textiles from Lampung, Sumatra.
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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/ft438nb29 p

Textile with human and animal figures. Indonesia