Altar Cloth (Tok Wi)

Altar Cloth (Tok Wi)

1900-1920
Locale
Java Cirebon
Country
Indonesia
altar cloth
Hand-drawn (tulis) batik on cotton
Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from Mrs. McIntosh Buell by exchange
2000.51
. Altar Cloth (Tok Wi). 1900-1920. Hand-drawn (tulis) batik on cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from Mrs. McIntosh Buell by exchange. 2000.51.
Dimensions
height: 41 3/4 in, 106.0450 cm; width: 42 1/8 in, 106.9975 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Asian
Made for use by a Peranakan (Chinese-Indonesian) family, this cloth was designed to hang in front of an ancestral altar. Its bright red color indicates that it was for festive occasions, such as the celebration of a marriage.
Known Provenance
Purchased from dealer in San Antonio, TX by Mary Hunt Kahlenberg [Textile Art, Inc., Santa Fe, NM]; purchased June 2000 from Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Textile Art, Inc., Santa Fe, NM by the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions," December 16, 2000 - June 17, 2001 (DAM)

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