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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown (kombu), blue-black (indigo), light blue and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with twisted warp fringe at each end. The primary design elements, created by the warp ikat technique, are of bands of stylized trees, horses and floral motifs in varying widths. There is a band of...

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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, 1900–25

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia

Dimensions

136 x 229 cm (53 9/16 x 90 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.788

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes