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Man's textile (hinggi ikat)

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Ikat is a complex process in which threads, dyed before weaving, form the motifs in the cloth and produce intricate patterns in subtle colors. Such textiles probably circulated from Sumba to other islands for centuries, providing income for the female weavers. Here jumping horses arranged on a...

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By 1970s, Perry Kenner, New York, NY; 1970s, sold by Kenner to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

East Sumba, 20th century, about 1960

Object Place

East Sumba, Nusa Tenggara (form. Lesser Sundas), Indonesia


Overall: 238.8 x 101.6 cm (94 x 40 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and dye; ikat


Africa and Oceania