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 Post subject: Unknown origins....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:06 pm 
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Hello would u be able to shed any light on this piece? I neither know for sure its origin nor uses.. though my guess is that it is an Indonesian cloth (perhaps a shoulder cloth or waist belt) for ceremonial usage. It has motifs such as the crab, lobster/prawn, deer etc..and this seems to indicate Chinese influence?? It was acquired in Singapore from a dealer that has a lot of Indonesian items.

It has some laces and tassles at the sides.

I also don't know the technique used to create this piece of cloth nor its age...A mysterious, colourful piece.

Any guesswork or hints?

Thanks!


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File comment: The colour scheme seems to connote a festive or ceremonial function
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File comment: The motifs on both sides are different
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File comment: It is a rather long piece...seems to be able to be hung accross one's shoulder or tied around the waist
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