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Man's shoulder or waist cloth (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown (kombu), blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with twisted warp fringe on each end. The primary design elements, created by the warp ikat technique, are of crosswise bands in varying widths with stylized horses, birds, deer heads and a central band of a...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA on October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Indonesian (Sumbanese), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–43

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia


Height x width: 96 x 55 in. (243.8 x 139.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts