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Lower body wrapper (sarong)

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Rectangular reddish-orange and natural ecru abaca cloth with an overall design of repeating geometric and floral motifs created by supplemental weft patterning. There is a narrow hand stitched hem on each crosswise hem.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchase by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian, Dutch colonial rule, late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Sangihe-Talaud, Indonesia

Dimensions

71 x 185 cm (27 15/16 x 72 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.797

Medium or Technique

Abaca (koffo, musa textilis) fiber, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplemental weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes