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Ikat from Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia

217 Sumatra, Batak

Ulos (shawl)detail  magnifiermicroscope

Origin: Sumatra, Batak
Locale: Silundung region.
Period: Late 19th C.
Yarn: Cotton, hand-spun, very fine
Technique: Warp ikat
Panels: 1
Size: 75 x 184 cm (2' 5" x 6' 0")
Weight: 205 g (7.2 oz), 149 g/m2 (0.49 oz/ft2)
Design: Ulos mangiring na morpanganaka, ceremonial shawl for women. Dark maroon weave with beige stripes. Blue ikated chevrons in the wider beige stripes. Tiny ikat stripes on the plain maroon bands. Long twisted fringes.
Comment: Old ulos of a rare type, made of very fine hand spun cotton. So fine that it is semi-transparant. A few tiny stains, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex collection Wassing-Visser. Microscopic photo shows that the very fine thread is unquestionably hand spun.
Background: Additional information in chapters on Sumatra and Batak.
Compare: 146 174 203 252 253
Literature: Very similar to ulos in Niessen, Legacy in Cloth, cat. 5, 7c, p. 309.
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