Lower body wrapper (sarong)

Indonesian
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Sangihe-Talaud, Indonesia

Dimensions

71 x 185 cm (27 15/16 x 72 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.797

Medium or Technique

Abaca (koffo, musa textilis) fiber, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplemental weft patterning

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular reddish-orange and natural ecru abaca cloth with an overall design of repeating geometric and floral motifs created by supplemental weft patterning. There is a narrow hand stitched hem on each crosswise hem.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchase by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund