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Rectangular woven palm fiber cloth with alternating bands of wide and narrow stripes in brown, reddish-brown, yellow, blue and natural ecru created by the warp ikat technique. The piece is made up of two lengths hand-stitched together along the center with warp fringe at each end.


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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (possibly Timorese), late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Southeast, Indonesia


78 x 110 cm (30 11/16 x 43 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Palm fiber, natural dyes; plain-weave ,warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts