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Ritual sarong
Ritual sarong
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton, Silk; Warp-faced Plain Weave With Supplementary-weft Wrapping
Dimensions:
193.4 x 56.8 cm (76 1/8 x 22 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Tetum People
Provenance:

This piece was originally acquired by Stephen Alpert in 1979. According to Stephen he acquired it directly from the king of Balu when he sold his textiles.

Accession Number:
1998.74
Acquisition Date:
1998-10-15
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

From Three Continents: Textile Acquisitions 1996-2000

The extra length could be because it is a ritual piece-not neccessarily worn, beautiful, color a little faded.--Itie van Hout 7/2004 Silk threads imported from Chinese; traded for sandalwood.

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Lid of Burial Jar
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