South Sumatra Kroe Ceremonial textile (Tampan)
Cotton, hand spun, natural dyes
South Sumatra - Kroe
88 (h) x 73 (w) cm
Collected South Sumatra 1980
Outstanding for age, dyes still vivid although a little faded to base, very minor damage to edges, no holes or repairs to body
This rectangular Tampan is of exceptional quality with its natural dyes still vivid. Imagry includes ship elements, the mythical Naga, human figures and other spiritual symbols. Blue edging and blue central pannel showing a small boat.
Hand spun yarns; supplimentary weft on plain cotton weave; natural dyes.