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Woman's lower body wrapper (sarong)

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Rust, blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth. The piece consists of two woven lengths hand-sewn together crosswise. The design, created by ikat technique, is made up of broad and narrow crosswise bands of geometric, abstract floral motifs. These are interspersed with...

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Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Indonesian (Savunese), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–05

Object Place

Savu, Indonesia


121 x 173 cm (47 5/8 x 68 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, discontinuous supplementary weft, warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts