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Ceremonial cloth (pua, ulap doyah)

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Blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton and leaf fiber cloth with narrow hand stitched crosswise hem at each end. The primary design element, created by ikat technique, is of stylized and elongated crocodiles in natural ecru on a blue-black ground, with pink, orange and...

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A. J. C. van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Kalimantan (Borneo), Southeastern, Indonesia


76 x 119.1 cm (29 15/16 x 46 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts