Painted textil image with wayang figures

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 85.132.1
Type: painting; textile; textile arts
Date of production:
early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: painting on textile
Dimensions: height: 70 cm
width: 152 cm
A textile painting of five figures behind glass in a gold frame. Wayang figures appear against a dark background. In the centre are the lovers Sumbadra (left) and Arjuna (right) with their escorts. The scene is read as a prelude to the elopement.