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Indo-Pacific Art

Ritual Textile (Pua Kumbu)

late 19th–early 20th century

Warp ikat; cotton with natural and synthetic dyes

82 11/16 × 38 3/16 in. (210 × 97 cm)
Gift of Dr. Traude Gavin
2019.55.1
Geography: 
Made in Sarawak, Undup and Merakai Rivers, Borneo, Lingga, Sri Aman, Malaysia, Balau
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Iban
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Mr. Teo, Kuching, Malaysia bazaar shop, on or before 1990; Traude Gavin, Eardisley, Herefordshire, United Kingdom, 1990; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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