Man's lower body wrapper (mau, selimut)

Indonesian (Timorese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Place of Creation: Timor, Indonesia

Dimensions

110 x 205 cm (43 5/16 x 80 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.814

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, wrap yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Indigo blue and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with warp fringe. The piece consists of three woven lengths hand-sewn together along the warp edges. The predominant design motif is that of large abstract floral lozenges (kai naek) separated by four lengthwise bands of narrow red, pink, yellow, orange, blue, green and natural stripes.

Provenance

No. 94 Kerckhoff Collection
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund