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Inspirational Piece: Beaded Indonesian batik
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

cotton, beading, cotton thread
42.0 × 37.0 cm (folded)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Inspirational Piece: Beaded Indonesian batik. Square of folded fabric in dark forest green and printed batik sewn together by running stitches in red cotton around the outside edge. The surface is encrusted in opalescent beading imitating the batik illustration below. The beading depicts perched birds, sprawling vines and trumpet shaped flowers in a combination of pale pink, gold, green, red, yellow and clear beads. The densely clustered beading creates a 3D surface texture.