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Woman's lower body wrapper

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Circular cotton cloth with a red ground and yellow, white, and dark blue woven stripes; orange, blue, black, and yellow thin striped section; woven animal figures in white on red/orange ground; black wide stripe on the bottom section; human and animal shapes woven in white, blue, and orange with...

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Made by the wife of the Lord (Umbu) of Melolo, Sumba; acquired through gift exchange by Monni Adams in 1969; Purchased by MFA. (Accession Date: September, 19, 2007)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

Indonesian (Sumba), mid-20th century

Object Place

Melolo, Sumba Island, Indonesia


Center back: 188 cm (74 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave with continuous supplementary warps, hand painted with color, metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts