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158 Sumba, East Sumba

Hinggi (men's blanket)

Origin: Sumba, East Sumba
Locale: Pau, near Rende.
Period: 1960s
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, medium
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 4
Size: 158 x 332 cm (5' 2" x 10' 10")
Design: Tall human figures (skeletons), gajah (elephants), ceremonial umbrellas, 'frogmen'. Pagi-sore: top and bottom different. Beautiful sown-on borders with human figures in pahikung weaving. Predominantly morinda red.
Comment: Very large blanket with unusually rich imagery, beautifully presented.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Sumba and East Sumba.
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