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Head or Waist Wrapper (Mbesa Tali To Batu)

17th or early 18th century

Plain-weave openwork with inserted spiral weft; cotton

440 × 29 cm (173 1/4 × 11 7/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.44
Geography: 
Made in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Rongkong Toraja
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: T. Murray (acquired from him 2010-05-10)

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