Traditional Textiles of Indonesia: 19th – 20th century
The Australian Museum holds a collection of about 300 Indonesian textiles. A quarter of these textiles had been collected by the 1970s and another quarter in the 1980s; while the rest were collected in the past two decades. However, some textiles date back to the late 19th century, and there are some contemporary examples. Most textiles are strongly linked to traditional methods of production, design and use. The collection includes about 180 ikat and 40 batik textiles.
19th – 20th century; Batik; Fabric; Ikat
Alor, Pulau, Indonesia; Alor, Indonesia; Jawa, Indonesia; Bali, Indonesia; Sumatra, Indonesia; Timor, Indonesia