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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 are of narrow and wide crosswise bands with stylized male human figures, birds, horses and plant forms created by the warp ikat technique. There...

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van Kerckhoff Collection; purchased by the MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia


Overall: 152 x 241 cm (59 13/16 x 94 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts