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Item-Number:

840407

Item-Description:

Sumatra Batak warp ikat or Ulos Ragi Hidup

Medium:

Cotton, natural dyes

Origin:

North Sumatra - Batak

Dimensions:

184 x 131 cm

Age:

19th century

Provenence:

Collected North Sumatra 1984

Condition:

Excellent, great condition considering age

Notes:

The Ulos Ragi Hidup (also known as ragidup or pinunchan) is one of the most important of Batak textiles and general worn over the shoulder at important ceremonies. Can also be used as a head cloth.

This example woven in five main section and hand stitched together. The center panel is comprised of three joined sections, an ikat center with suplimental warp designs with a purple ground and two white, black and red ends decorated with fine suplimenatry weft patterns, one with male symbolism and one with female. The side panels are generally a solid colour (in this case dark purple) within decorative ikat borders. A narrow ikat strip binds the cloth and holds the twisted warp fringes.


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