Lot 346
Indonesian Art Sale 2018
A lot of five various Ikat textiles

Mid-20th century/ East-Sumba, Indonesia

All textiles produced in the colours brown, beige, red and blue. A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths with depictions of roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice) and fish. (240x98 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths with depictions of roosters and snakes. (255x112 cm.) One single Ikat textile with depictions of roosters, horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage) and skull trees (references to the headhunting practices of the Sumba people. A stylized depiction of a skull tree often functioned as a family crest). (218x124 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
€ 300,00

Hamerprijs: € 300