Woman's skirt cloth (pou dula bunga)

Indonesian (Rotinese)
Dutch colonial rule
1900–25


Object Place: Roti, Indonesia

Dimensions

165 x 53 cm (64 15/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.828

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular dark indigo blue, reddish-brown, brown and light blue tubular cotton cloth. The primary design elements are of a series of bands of stylized floral motifs and stripes in varying widths created by the warp ikat technique. The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together with the ends joined together to form a skirt.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund