Man's wrapper (selimut)

Indonesian (Timorese)
1900–25


Object Place: Timor, Indonesia, Miamafo region

Dimensions

131.5 x 218 cm (51 3/4 x 85 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.815

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 indigo blue and natural ecru cotton cloth with an overall design of alternating bands of abstract angular diamond motifs, stylized human figures holding birds, and other animal forms created by the warp ikat technique and divided lengthwise by stripes of red, yellow, pink, orange and blue. The piece is made up of three lengths hand stitched together lengthwise and has fringe on each crosswise end.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by the MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund