Lot 344
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Indonesian Art Sale 2018
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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, beige, red and blue with depictions of roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice), skull trees (references to the headhunting practices of the Sumba people. A stylized depiction of a skull tree often functioned as a family crest) and lobsters. 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. (240x100 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths in brown, beige, red and blue with depictions of stars, horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage), prawns, lobsters, dragons (inspired by Chinese porcelain) and fish. (110x240 cm.) One single Ikat textile with depictions in brown, red, beige, blue and black with depictions of lobsters, fish (possibly prawn, symbol of rejuvenation), stars, horses, roosters and men on horses. (127x245 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

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