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Man's lower body wrapper (mau, selimut)

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Indigo blue and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with warp fringe. The piece consists of three woven lengths hand-sewn together along the warp edges. The predominant design motif is that of large abstract floral lozenges (kai naek) separated by four lengthwise bands of narrow red, pink,...

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Provenance

No. 94 Kerckhoff Collection Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Timorese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Place of Creation

Timor, Indonesia

Dimensions

110 x 205 cm (43 5/16 x 80 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.814

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes