Man's mantle

This cloth, consisting of three lengths of cloth woven on a backstrap loom and stitched together. The middle panel is a wide ikat length with a motif of intertwining tendrils creating small rectangles containing what appear to be stylized figures of different animals and humans. It is woven with a mixture of naturally and artificially dyed threads in indigo, yellow, red, white and overdyed black.

Date/Period
first half of the 20th century
Region
West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara
Dimension
Object size: 230.0 x 102.0 cm
Accession No.
2018-00928
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of the City of Delft, Netherlands
Category
Textiles

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