Woman's lower body wrapper (bidang)

Malaysian Borneo (Iban)
British colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysian

Dimensions

51 x 100 cm (20 1/16 x 39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.238

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular reddish-brown and natural ecru cotton cloth with overall pattern of stylized diamond motifs and elaborate tendrils, hooks, and scrolls on brown and reddish-brown ground accented with indigo blue spots. There is a lengthwise border of solid and ikat stripes in red, yellow, black and natural ecru along each selvedge.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 14, 1982 from Walter R. Reissman

Credit Line

Textile Fund