Lot 347
Indonesian Art Sale 2018
A lot of five various Ikat textiles in blue and white

Mid-20th century/ East-Sumba, Indonesia

A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man’s shoulder cloths decorated 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 rampant lions. The latter are inspired by the Dutch coat of arms. (230x67 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths with depictions of roosters and prawns (symbol of rejuvenation). (230x110 cm.) One single Ikat textile with depictions of birds, fish and skull trees. (210x104 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.

€ 200,00
€ 400,00
€ 200,00

Hamerprijs: € 200