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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Man's rectangular upper or lower body wrapper (hingii) with design, created by the warp ikat technique, of alternating bands of natural ecru stags with blue birds perched on their backs on reddish-brown ground, reddish-brown and natural ecru horses and floral motifs on a blue-black ground and a...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection, gift to MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

125 x 235 cm (49 3/16 x 92 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.786

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes