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Ceremonial Weaving (Pua Sungkit)

early 20th century

Cotton: supplementary weft wrapping; weft twinning; synthetic dyes

251 (with fringe) 224 (without fringe) x 53 cm
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.19
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
Early 20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Layang longhouse, River Aiat (Katibas-Batang Rejang watershed), Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Michael Palmieri; before 1981; Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York; Lanz; Holmgren/Spertus, April 1, 2006; Thomas Jaffe

Bibliography: 

Michael Heppell, The Seductive Warp Thread: An Evolutionary History of Ibanic Weaving, 1 (Phillips, Maine: Borneo Research Council, 2014), 53, ill.

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