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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown (kombu), blue-black (indigo), reddish-orange, blue-green rectangular cotton cloth with knotted warp fringe one each end. The primary designs elements, created by the warp ikat technique, are of crosswise bands in varying widths of stylized skull trees (andung), crustaceans and...

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Provenance

Gift to MFA on May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

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

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia

Dimensions

Height x width: 99 x 45 in. (251.5 x 114.3 cm)

Accession Number

50.1506

Medium or Technique

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

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