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Sash (tor)
Sash (tor)
Date:
mid to late 19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Banana Fiber; Warp Faced Plain Weave With Supplementary Weft Patterning, Tied-in Warp Patterning
Dimensions:
188 x 14.6 x 0.2 cm (74 x 5 3/4 x 1/16 in.)
Object Type:
Continent:
Oceania
Provenance:

ex-Zaira and Marcel Mis collection, Brussels, Belgium, ex-Herbert Tischner collection (past director of the Volkenkundig museum in Hamburg, Germany)

Accession Number:
2008.35.1
Acquisition Date:
2008-06-24
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund

Very finely woven, intricate patterning, predominantly red. Dyes from Morinda citrifolia (red) and terminalia leaves, mangrove calyx and mud (brown).

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