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Head or Waist Wrapper (Mbesa Tali Tobatu or Pewo)

17th–18th century

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

369 x 38 cm (145 1/4 x 14 15/16in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.64
Culture: 
Palu or Rongkong Toraja
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

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