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156 Sumba, East Sumba


Hinggi (men's blanket)



Origin: Sumba, East Sumba
Locale: Village unknown.
Period: 1960s
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 2
Size: 104 x 237 cm (3' 4" x 7' 9")
Design: Two tall standing figures (more than life size), probably kings, with square faces, slender bodies, showing spinal column, lobsters between their legs and various other animals around them. Fifth colour (kuning) painted in after the weaving.
Comment: Visually stunning piece, attractive colour. Highly decorative. Good modern work.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Sumba and East Sumba.
  
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