tubular woman's sarong; east Sumba; appears to be of extremely fine hand-spun cotton; rare patola motif covering entire sarong (there is no “dead” area on textile); soft hand with body; wonderful condition; softened color and smell; sarongs of this style probably used by royalty; rare variety per Monni Adams

Type: ikat

Island: Sumba

Material: cotton

Condition: very fine

Circa: 1930-40

Size: 62" H x 48" W (tubular)

ID: SJH-054-I-SUM

SOLD (The Johnson Museum, Cornell University)