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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 primary designs elements, created by warp ikat technique, are lengthwise bands of orange stylized trees, crustacea and serpents on dark indigo separated by narrow bands of yellow, grayish-blue and orange...

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Provenance

Kerckhoff Collection purchased by 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

Object Place

Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

74 x 223 cm (29 1/8 x 87 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.790

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes