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Shroud (Porisitutu’)

late 19th century

Cotton; warp ikat

152 × 268 cm (59 13/16 × 105 1/2in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
Among the Rongkong Toraja, cloths of this kind were used exclusively as shrouds for wrapping the dead. When neighboring peoples received the cloths through trade, they used them as ceremonial dress and for display.
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Not on view
Rongkong Toraja
19th century

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. First Known Collector: Syamsuddin (5000)

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