Loan Object

Ceremonial Cloth (Pua Kumbu)

19th century

Warp ikat; cotton; natural dyes

233 x 122 cm (91 3/4 x 48 1/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.734
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Sarawak, Borneo, Baleh Complex, Malaysia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: James Gavin, Singapore. Seller: Lavi Daniel. First known collector: Chinese dealer in Kapit or Kuching; Date acquired: 5/21/2011. Collection date: early 1980s

Bibliography: 

Dr. Traude Gavin, The Women’s Warpath: Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1996), 48, fig. 45.

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