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Man's head wrapper (m' basa tali to batu)

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Red, blue and natural cotton (z-spun) rectangular cloth with overall geometric design of blocks and lozenges created by tapestry weave variation and tie dye technique.


Purchased from Anita E. Spertus and Robert Holmgren by the MFA in April, 1987

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Indonesian (Torajan), Dutch colonial rule, Late 19th century

Object Place

Sulawesi (Celebes), Rongkong, Indonesia


Overall: 263 x 32 cm (103 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; slit tapestry weave variation, tie resist-dyed (tannunan dasi)


Textiles and Fashion Arts