Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)
Dutch colonial rule
Object Place: Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia
109.5 x 245 cm (43 1/8 x 96 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat)
Not On View
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.
Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund