A lot of five various Ikat textiles in blue and white

A lot of five various Ikat textiles in blue and whiteLot 348: A lot of five various Ikat textiles in blue and white
A vintage pair of warp Ikat Sumba Hinggi or man¬ís shoulder cloths horses (often part of a dowry for a marriage), roosters (animals of ritual sacrifice) and birds. (160×92 cm.) Another pair of shoulder cloths with depictions of lobsters, birds, anchors and fish. (220×103 cm.) 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. One single Ikat textile with depictions of horses, roosters and chickens. (240×115 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. Mid-20th century/ East-Sumba, Indonesia

Auction date: September 12, 2018
Estimate: EUR 200-400,-
Auction house: Venduehuis der Notarissen, Den Haag, The Netherlands

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