Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Nearly 5 metres long this textile has motifs of boats, people, animals and unrecognisable creatures.
Acquired from a late Canadian collector who acquired it from the Indonesian archipelago in the ’70s.
In my searches in the few books I have on Indonesian textiles and on the web, I could not find the horizontal story format.
Am hoping a knowledgeable reader will enlighten all of us.
Here is a video of the long textile.
One of the scenes depicting a man on a white animal has a ceremonial canopy or umbrella with yellow accents and this signifies nobility.
This is clearly a cultural textile and more than just art.
So am looking forward to understanding the rest of the stories hidden within this piece!