Culture: Balinese (Jembrana)
Title: Rectangular hanging (tabing) depicting Wisnu Riding Garuda
Pencil and ink on cotton cloth
Dimensions: 35 7/16 x 57 1/2 inches (90 x 146 cm)
Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund
Object Number: 2007.031.012
Usually a man steeped in Balinese traditions will outline in pencil the characters and motifs to be embroidered by a woman. In the Negara area, such a man is a woodcutter named I Wayang Putra; the female members of his family do the actual embroidering. This is one of his drawings, before the embroidery has been done.
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