Fragment of a Ceremonial Textile (Cepuk)

Cepuk is a sacred Balinese cloth used in rituals. It is primarily red in color and the design is executed in weft ikat, in imitation of Indian cloth called patola.

Title: Fragment of a Ceremonial Textile (Cepuk)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 19th or Early 20th century

Geography: Indonesia, Nusa Penida

Culture: Balinese

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed weft (weft ikat)


Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Tina Ruyter, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.13.KT725