panel

Rectangular panel of cloth, based on a geringsing design (wayang kebo), woven on a warp of commercially spun maroon cotton yarn dyed in artificial dyestuffs, with a white stripe along each selvedge. The main design in weft ikat in beige against deep purple in yarn which may be homespun. This symmetrical design is built around a row of three stars bounded by sets of two kneeling humanoid figures, fitted into semicircular spaces at each side of the cloth. To either end of the central design are three bands of smaller designs and one on the outside of dentate shapes, each band bounded by narrow white stripes to either side. At each extreme short end a plain maroon panel with three white stripes across, the warp ends left loose as a fringe. South Bali, Indonesia. (AF69) See Suwati Kartiwa: Kain Geringsing. Proyek Pembinaan Museum Nasional 1995/1996.

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