Woman's lower body wrapper

Indonesian (Sumba)
mid-20th century


Object Place: Melolo, Sumba Island, Indonesia

Dimensions

Center back: 165.1 cm (65 in.)

Accession Number

2007.764

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave with continuous supplementary warps, hand painted with color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Circular cotton cloth with pale blue thin stripes woven onto a black ground; off-white animal and bird motifs are woven onto a red ground with yellow, pale blue, and orange squiggly decorative lines.

Provenance

Made by the wife of the Lord (Umbu) of Melolo, Sumba; acquired through gift exchange by Monni Adams in 1969; Purchased by MFA. (Accession Date: September, 19, 2007)

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund