This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Nationality: Asian; Indian Sub-Continent; Indian
Creator Dates/Places: India, East Coast, late 19th - early 20th century
Creator Active Place: India, East Coast, late 19th - early 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: India, East Coast, late 19th - early 20th century
Title: Lion Cloth "Pha nung" or Cloth for Wrapped Garment
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1880
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: late 1800s - early 1900s
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: tabby weave, mordant resist and batik; cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 97.8cm x 325.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1925.119
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: (A. K. Coomaraswamy, #2).
Context: Indian craftsmen developed great skill in resist dyeing using both mordants (chemicals that fix dyes) and wax (or some other resist). When mordants were selectivley drawn, painted, or printed onto cotton, only those portions of the fabric would accept the dye. In this textile, this technique has been combined with wax resist batik which prevented dyes from penetrating treated portions of the fabric.Indian textiles made for export were patterned with designs and colors that suited the tastes of the markets for which they were produced. This cloth was made for export to Thailand where lattice designs were preferred. While this particular textile would have been used as a wrapped garment, Indian textiles in Thailand served also as room dividers, coverings for floors, and hangings.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1925.119
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.