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Head Cloth (Pilu Saluf)

19th century

Plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft wrapping and twining; cotton and possibly silk

34 x 46.5 cm (13 3/8 x 18 5/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.50
Head cloths like this one were once worn by warriors.
Culture: 
Atoni or Dawan
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Timor, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Seller: P. Kesner (acquired from him 2010-10).

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