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Woman's lower body wrapper

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Circular cotton cloth with pale blue thin stripes woven onto a black ground; off-white animal and bird motifs are woven onto a red ground with yellow, pale blue, and orange squiggly decorative lines.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Center back: 165.1 cm (65 in.)

Accession Number

2007.764

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes