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Woman's lower body wrapper (lau)

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Rectangular reddish-brown, indigo blue and natural ecru cotton cloth. The main design elements are a wide central band of indigo blue with narrow stripes of red, orange, light blue and natural ecru warp ikat patterning. On either side is a wide band of natural ecru on indigo blue supplemental...

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van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Sumbanese), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–25

Object Place

Sumba, East, Indonesia


172 x 137 cm (67 11/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; warp-faced plain-weave, resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary patterning warps


Textiles and Fashion Arts