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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.467

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes