Sumatra Batak Warp Ikat Shoulder Cloth (Ulos Sadum)
Cotton with a mix of commercial and natural dyes
North Sumatra - Batak
195 x 66 cm
Mid 20th century
Collected Kabanjahe North Sumatra 1978
Excellent, very clean example
This simple but attractive maroon coloured Ulos Sadum is distinguished by having its end supplementary weft elements constructed with multi-coloured beads rather than thread. The selvedge, holding the tightly wrapped warp fringes, is also constructed using beads.