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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown (kombu), blue and natural ecru cotton cloth made up of two woven lengths hand-stitched together down the center with crosswise warp fringe on each end. The primary designs elements, created by the warp ikat technique, are of bands of stylized trees, male human figures, horses and...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection, gift to MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

125 x 234 cm (49 3/16 x 92 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.789

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes