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Ceremonial Textile (Pua Kumbu)

19th century

Cotton, natural dyes; warp ikat

268 × 161 cm
Gift of Renee Claire Bertrand
2012.7.3
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. Donor: Renee Claire Bertrand (date acquired: 12/12/2011). First known collector: LaiLai (Chinese dealer in Kapit); Collection date: early 1980s or earlier

Bibliography: 

Dr. Traude Gavin, The Women’s Warpath: Iban Ritual Fabrics from Borneo (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1996), 35, fig. 32.

“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.