Patterned Splendour: Textiles Presented on Javanese Metal and Stone Sculptures; Eighth to Fifteenth Century

Patterned Splendour: Textiles Presented on Javanese Metal and Stone Sculptures; Eighth to Fifteenth Century

Lesley Pullen

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814881845

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There exist numerous free-standing figurative sculptures produced in Java between the eighth and fifteenth centuries whose dress display detailed textile patterns. This surviving body of sculpture, carved in stone and cast in metal, varying in both size and condition, remains in archaeological sites and museums in Indonesia and worldwide. The equatorial climate of Java has precluded any textiles from this period surviving. Therefore this book argues the textiles represented on these sculptures offer a unique insight into the patterned splendour of the textiles in circulation during this period. This volume contributes to our knowledge of the textiles in circulation at that time by including the first comprehensive record of this body of sculpture, together with the textile patterns classified into a typology of styles within each chapter.

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Buy by Chapter (individual chapters fulfilled in digital format)
Preliminary pages
1. Background
2. Javanese Textile Traditions
3. Central and Early East Java: Metal and Stone Sculpture from the Eighth to the Eleventh Century
4. Kediri and Singhasri: Stone Sculpture from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
5. Majapahit: Stone Sculpture from the Fourteenth to the Fifteenth Century
6. Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendices
Glossary and Extended Glossary of Textile Terms
Bibliography
Index
About the Author and Illustrator

Subjects:Asian History

Number of Pages: 308

Imprint:

ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Publication Date: 44287

Format: PB


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