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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 twisted warp fringe at each end. The primary design motifs, created by warp ikat technique, are of wide crosswise bands of skull trees (pohon andung), male human figures and birds on a blue-black ground...

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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

Place of Creation

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia


120 x 235 cm (47 1/4 x 92 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts