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Ceremonial Textile (Pua Kumbu)

19th century

Cotton; warp ikat; natural dyes

192 × 106 cm
Gift of Renee Claire Bertrand
2012.7.2
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

First known collector: Richard Yong (Chinese dealer in Kuching; collection date: before 1993). Donor: Renee Claire Bertrand (date acquired: 12/12/2011).

Bibliography: 

Dr. Traude Gavin, The Women’s Warpath: Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1996), 49, fig. 46.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.