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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown (kombu), blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with knotted warp yarns at each end. The primary design motifs, created by warp ikat technique, are of bands of stylized horses, birds and trees. There is a narrow crosswise band of blue-black, natural ecru...

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Provenance

Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

109.5 x 245 cm (43 1/8 x 96 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.794

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes