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Ceremonial cloth (pua)

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Blue-black, natural ecru and reddish-brown rectangular cotton and leaf fiber cloth with hand stitched crosswise hems. The primary design elements, created by ikat technique, are of bands of crosswise zigzags and concentric diamond shapes in natural ecru on blue-black ground with small color...

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Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Kalimantan), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–25

Object Place

Kalimantan (Borneo), East, Indonesia


106 x 213 cm (41 3/4 x 83 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, lemba plant fiber (duan doyo), natural dyes; plain weave, warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts