Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia
19th/ early 20th century
Double Ikat technique
46.75 x 21.75 inches
119 long x 55.5 cm wide (in tubular form)
This classic design, similar to 14th century temple carvings from East Java, shows a king and queen with the male figure flanked by an assistant. The double ikat technique is one of the most complex of all woven textiles and is found in very few places in the world. There are many published examples in the literature with extensive discussion of the rich iconography.
In excellent condition with a few small native repairs, still in tubular form with the warps uncut (fully extended image was made with Photoshop).
Price on request