Woman's lower body wrapper (bidang)

Malaysian Borneo (Iban)
British colonial period
1900–25


Object Place: Sarawak, Borneo, Borneo, Malaysia

Dimensions

102 x 51 cm (40 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.473

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, brown and natural ecru cotton cloth with an overall design of interlocking stylized tree and floral motifs created by the warp ikat technique. Along each lengthwise edge is a band of stripes in varying widths in black, red, yellow and white in between which are bands of stylized warp ikat reptiles and serpentine motifs. The crosswise ends are unfinished.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund