Works from the Donald Friend Collection
27 October 2013



cotton, natural dyes, weft ikat. Background of deep red, with a geometric weft ikat design set within a framing structure of stripes, bands and ikat sections. The flower pattern in the centre is made up of vertical rows of lozenges

113.0 x 79.0 cm

$500 - 1,000
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 31 - 27 October 2013, Sydney
Catalogue text

These cloths have great protective and exorcistic power and are usedin rites of passage. The colours white, red, yellow and green correlate with the Hindu deitiesIswara, Brahma, Mahadewa, Wisnu and Siwa. The row of white arrowheads along the sides are referred to as gigi barong, the teeth of the protective Barong spirit.