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Man's lower body wrapper (lafa, selimut)

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Blue-black (indigo), reddish-brown and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with twisted fringe. The piece was woven in two lengths and then hand-sewn together along the center, lengthwise. The design motifs, created by ikat techique, consist of a grid work of stylized floral forms in the...

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Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

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

Object Place

Roti, Indonesia


188 x 71 cm (74 x 27 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts