Loan Object

Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Lawo Butu)

19th century

Cotton, glass beads, nassa shells; warp-faced plain weave, warp ikat with bead work

62 3/16 × 29 15/16 in. (158 × 76 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.72
Geography: 
Made in Flores, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Ngada
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Jens Widmer, Kiel. Seller: Widmer (2008-01-10).

Bibliography: 

Ruth Barnes and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, eds., Five Centuries of Indonesian Texiles (New York: Prestel-Verlag, 2010), 326–29, fig. 88.

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