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Woman's lower body wrapper (bidang)

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Rectangular reddish-brown and natural ecru cotton cloth with overall pattern of stylized diamond motifs and elaborate tendrils, hooks, and scrolls on brown and reddish-brown ground accented with indigo blue spots. There is a lengthwise border of solid and ikat stripes in red, yellow, black and...

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Purchased by MFA on April 14, 1982 from Walter R. Reissman

Credit Line

Textile Fund

Malaysian Borneo (Iban), British colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysian


51 x 100 cm (20 1/16 x 39 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts