SHRINE HANGING (LAMAK), BALI, MID 20TH C, COTTON CLOTH, COTTON THREAD, SEQUINS, METALLIC THREAD, 21X120 CM. PHOTO: TIM CONNOLLY – TAASA Review March 2014
use of gold leaf, silk and imported dyes.
Some have combinations of songket technique and endek, where the plain coloured weft is resistdyed, such as in the breast or shoulder cloths (anteng or cerik) from North Bali. in the early 20th century brought refugees to south Belu, including entire villages, who bought their textile motifs and patterns with them, explaining similarities in the cloths of Belu and East Timor. appearing between the rows of flower petals underneath her is also common on lamak and is called the mountain (gunung), relating to Mount Meru, the centre of the universe.
A separate panel at the bottom has been executed in supplementary weft weaving (songket) featuring three courtly figures on mounts...