258 x 118cm // 8ft 6" x 3ft 10"
From the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba this special ikat weaving serves as a man's shoulder cloth, or hinggi, from the east part of Sumba itself.
Ikat weaving was revived in 1980s and this item is a spectacular example from that time.
Provenance: Ann Hecht... A detail of this very piece is illustrated in Ann Hecht's book 'The Art of the Loom' on page 102. The book was published in 1989 by British Museum Press
• 1980s and in unused condition.