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Dancer’s Apron (Sassang)

ca. 1900, or possibly earlier

Beads, cotton; tablet weaving

76 × 49 cm (29 15/16 × 19 5/16in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.44
Beaded aprons are worn during funeral dance performances honoring deceased nobles.
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Culture: 
Sa’dan Toraja
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York (acquired by them before 1980). First known collector: Syamsuddin

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