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Ritual Textile (Pua Sungkit)

19th century

Handspun cotton; supplementary weft wrapping; natural dyes

72 13/16 × 44 1/2 in. (185 × 113 cm)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.20
Geography: 
Made in Ngemah River, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Sold to Kent Watters, before 1980, Borneo; sold to Robert J. Holmgren and Anita Spertus, New York, 1980s; sold to Thomas Jaffe, New York, 2006; promised gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn

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