Man's upper or lower body wrapper (hinggi)
Dutch colonial rule
19th or early 20th century
Object Place: Sumba, Indonesia, East
Height x width: 101 x 59 in. (256.5 x 149.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, natural dyes; warp-faced plain-weave, resist-dyed (ikat)
Not On View
Reddish-brown (kombu), dark and light blue (indigo) and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with thick, twisted warp fringe on each end. The primary design elements, created by the warp ikat technique, are of crosswise bands of stylized birds, trees and floral motifs in varying widths.
Hinggi are traditionally made in pairs for men to wear both wrapped around the shoulders and around the waist.
Gift to MFA on January 14, 1943
Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham