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Ikat from Tenganan, Bali Group, Indonesia

060 Bali Group, Tenganan

Kamben geringsing, ritual shawl  magnifiermicroscope

Origin: Bali Group, Tenganan
Locale: Tenganan Pegeringsingan, Bali Aga people.
Period: 19th c.
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Double ikat
Panels: 1
Size: 54.5 x 200 cm (1' 9" x 6' 6")
Design: Geringsing wayang kebo. Field divided into semicircles by four-pointed stars. In the semicircles are two groups of three people, probably representing an audience between a priest, his wife and a devotee. The borders consist of three rows of star flowers. Black on ecru. Cloth has a warm undertone, probably due to a bath of ayar kuning.
Comment: Excellent example of the type. A few tiny holes, otherwise in uncommonly good condition for its age.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Bali Group and Tenganan.
Exhibited: Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, 2014/15. Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, 2017.
Published: Peter ten Hoopen, Woven Languages, 2014
Compare: 058 059
Literature: Nearly identical in design, age, and condition to geringsing in Art Institute of Chicago, Nr. 2002.985, published in Khan-Majlis, The Art of Indonesian Textiles,and to example in National Gallery of Australia depicted in Maxwell, Sari to Sarong, p. 62-63. Another very similar piece in Khan Majlis, Indonesische Textilien, Wege zu Goettern und Ahnen, Fig. 328. Shinobu Yoshimoto. [add title, page.] Gittinger. showing similar piece in Splendid Symbols, Fig. 110 provides detailed information on imagery. From old Dutch collection.
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