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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
Geography: 
Made in Sarawak, Borneo, Baleh Complex, Malaysia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

LaiLai, Kapit, Malaysia. Sold to James Gavin, Singapore, 1980s; sold to Renee Claire Bertrand, Los Angeles, Ca; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2011.

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.