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Woman's lower body wrapper (bidang)

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Rectangular reddish-brown, brown and natural ecru cotton cloth with an overall design of interlocking stylized tree and floral motifs created by the warp ikat technique. Along each lengthwise edge is a band of stripes in varying widths in black, red, yellow and white in between which are bands...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Malaysian Borneo (Iban), British colonial period, 1900–25

Object Place

Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Dimensions

102 x 51 cm (40 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.473

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes