Handwoven Sarong from Ayotupas West Timor

West Timor Tapis - 1'6 x 3'9

Regular price $650.00 Sale

Woman's ceremonial sarong or tapis, made by the Ayotupas people from Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.

This type of textile was reserved for ceremonial occasions and festivities, and was a way for the wearer to display her wealth and success. The ground fabric is striped red and black, yellow, coral and green and embroidered with abstracted animal motifs.

In excellent condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Lightweight embroidered cotton.

 

Size: 1'6" x 3'9" [46cm x 114cm]

Age: 1925-1950

Country of Origin: West Timor, Indonesia

Type of Textile: Tapis 

Material: Cotton 

Condition: Excellent

 

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