SPECIAL ADVISORY: The Yale University Art Gallery opens to the public with free, timed-entry tickets to its permanent-collection galleries beginning Friday, May 14, 2021. Plan Your Visit

Loan Object
PrevNext1 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext2 of 9
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
PrevNext3 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext4 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext5 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext6 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext7 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext8 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner
PrevNext9 of 9
Photo Credit: Christopher Gardner

Head or Waist Wrapper (Pewo or Mbesa Tali Tobatu)

19th century

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

424 × 39 cm (166 15/16 × 15 3/8in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.98
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Palu or Rongkong Toraja
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. First Known Collector: Syamsuddin

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.