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Man's wrapper (hinggi)

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Blue-black (indigo) and orange rectangular cotton cloth with twisted fringe at each end. The main design elements, created by warp ikat technique, are bands with crustacea, fish and birds, in orange on a dark indigo ground, alternating with bands of blue-black horses on an orange ground. There...

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Provenance

Kerckhoff Collection purchased by the MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Sumbanese), Dutch colonial rule, about 1910

Place of Creation

Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

79.5 x 215 cm (31 5/16 x 84 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.793

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes