Ikat textile

Material Information

Ikat textile
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Alternate Title:
Ikat tekstil
On loan from Elizabeth Moore.
Place of Publication:
Madura, Indonesia
Publication Date:
L150 x W110 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Ikat ( lcsh )
Textiles ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Indonesia -- Madura
-7 x 113.333333


The warp ikats of Madura are typically floral, with the motifs displayed against red, cream and blue-black ground divided into horizontal bands. The island of Madura, located just north of the east tip of Java and northwest of Bali, is also known for its fine wood-carving tradition and its fragrant jasmine. The textile was originally part of a tubular sarong made from two lengths of fabric woven by women on a back-strap loom. The colours, their soft hues an indication of age, would have been produced with plant dyes such as indigo, along with other natural substances found on the island. (Text by John T. Carpenter and Yoshiko Yasumura, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 50

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.