Lot 343
Indonesian Art Sale 2018
A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Mid-20th century/ East-Sumba, Indonesia

A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths in brown, orange, beige, blue and red with depictions of lobsters, men on horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage), roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice) and fish. Lobsters can regenerate their limbs in a process of renewal hence they are regarded by the Sumba people as symbols of a ruler's powers. (230x110 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths with depictions of snakes, roosters, birds and deer in brown, beige orange red and blue. (260x105 cm.) One single Ikat textile with depictions of lobsters, roosters and birds in brown, red, beige and blue. (240x112 cm.) The colour and motif both indicate the status of the wearer. In the past only the nobility had the right to the use and wear such cloth.

€ 300,00
€ 500,00
€ 140,00

Hamerprijs: € 140