Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)

Indonesian (Sumbanese)
Dutch colonial rule
1900–25


Object Place: Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia

Dimensions

109.5 x 245 cm (43 1/8 x 96 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.794

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Reddish-brown (kombu), blue-black (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with knotted warp yarns at each end. The primary design motifs, created by warp ikat technique, are of bands of stylized horses, birds and trees. There is a narrow crosswise band of blue-black, natural ecru and red stripes along each end.

Hinggi are traditionally made in pairs for men to wear both wrapped around the shoulder and around the waist.

Provenance

Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund