Type: ikat

Island: Sumba

Material: cotton

Condition: excellent

Circa: 1940-50

Size: 82" H x 56" W (tubular)

 

Tubular woman's sarong; this item consists of two MATCHED, IDENTICAL textiles; fine, handspun cotton with some commercial thread and fringe; natural yellow dye painted on rampant lion; it is rare to obtain a matched pair of women’s sarongs from Sumba; these appear to be ceremonial due to decorative touches, fringe and that this original pair is still intact

ID: SJH-049-I-SUM

Price: $2,400