Head or Waist Wrapper (Mbesa Tali Tobatu or Pewo) Maker: Unknown

17th–18th century

Indo-Pacific Art

Not on view


Cotton; discontinuous retracing wefts forming openwork patterns, tie-dyed after weaving


145 1/4 × 14 15/16 in. (369 × 38 cm)

Credit Line

Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971

Loan number



17th–18th century


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Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. First Known Collector: Syamsuddin (acquired before 1981)
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Object/Work type

clothing, wrappers (garments)

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