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Woman's skirt
(20th century)

cotton, dyes (warp ikat)
114.0 cm (centre back) 62.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Dongfang county, Hainan Island, China
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2006
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Asian Gallery Temporary Exhibtion Gallery
Mezzanine linked to Level 1, NGV International
The ankle length skirt on offer is hand woven from hand spun cotton thread. It was traditionally worn with a collarless shirt. The skirt is formed from four cylindrical bands of cloth sewn together to form one long cylinder. The skirt is decorated with warp ikat patterns in white resist on an indigo blue ground. The patterned areas are interspersed with bands of brown and white supplementary weft patterning.