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Item-Number:

801209

Item-Description:

South Sumatra Kroe Ceremonial textile (Tampan)

Medium:

Cotton, hand spun, natural dyes

Origin:

South Sumatra - Kroe

Dimensions:

66 (h) x 59 (w) cm

Age:

19th century

Provenence:

Collected South Sumatra 1980

Condition:

Excellent, no holes or repairs to body, some damage to edges, dyes still vivid

Notes:

This Tampan in blue dyes is a geometric representation of a ship. Tampan were exchanged between Kroe families to consecrate ritual occasions (birth, circumcism, marriage, death etc). The horizontal mirror symmetry is created so that when the cloth is placed over an object as a cover, folded over along the horizontal axis, the picture appears correctly oriented on both sides.

Supplimentary weft on plain hand spun cotton weave; natural dyes.


Price:

£310

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