Man's head wrapper (m' basa tali to batu)

Indonesian (Torajan)
Dutch colonial rule
Late 19th century


Object Place: Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia, Rongkong

Dimensions

Overall: 263 x 32 cm (103 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.219

Medium or Technique

Cotton; slit tapestry weave variation, tie resist-dyed (tannunan dasi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red, blue and natural cotton (z-spun) rectangular cloth with overall geometric design of blocks and lozenges created by tapestry weave variation and tie dye technique.

Provenance

Purchased from Anita E. Spertus and Robert Holmgren by the MFA in April, 1987

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund