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Man's lower body wrapper (lafa, selimut)

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Rust, red, yellow, blue 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 technique, consist of a grid work of stylized floral forms in the main field and...

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Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Indonesian (Rotinese), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–05

Object Place

Roti, Indonesia


217 x 73 cm (85 7/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts