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Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

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Reddish-brown, blue-black and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with twisted and knotted crosswise fringe at each end. The primary design motifs, created by warp ikat technique, are three large bands of aquatic creatures and stylized trees and animals separated by four narrow crosswise...

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Provenance

Purchased through Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy by the MFA on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia

Dimensions

Overall: 261.6 x 44 cm (103 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.659

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes