Balinese Ceremonial Valance
From Negara, in the Jembrana regency of west Bali, these unusual embroideries, called ‘ider’, were used to decorate temples. Often commissioned for special occasions, pieces like this one depict a colorful array of flowers, leaves and vines. Rarely found, these are documented well in only one source: The Folk Art of Bali; the Narrative Tradition by J. Fisher and T. Cooper; Oxford Press 1998; Chapter 5. Silk & cotton on cotton; mid-20thc.; good condition, but soil and some tears. These would make a great room valance.
Size: 104″ x 10.5″