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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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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

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

Object Place

Roti, Indonesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.469

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes