An Indonesian textile from the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

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man's mantle from Indonesia

man’s mantle from Indonesia

These large dramatic ‘cloaks’ or ‘mantles’ were woven using a warp ikat technique on the Island of Sumba in the Indonesian archipelago. In a complicated and time consuming technique small bundles of the warp threads are tied-off to prevent their being dyed in sequential immersions in each dye bath. Wonderful stylised animal and plant images abound. Living in the Netherlands for many years Tony has a large collection of Hinggis.

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