Indonesian Sumba Pahikung Hiamba dress (134 x 70cm)

£ 180.00

134 x 70 cm

An Eastern Sumba noblewoman's tubular ceremonial dress, lau pahuda, decorated using a complex supplementary warp technique rare in Indonesia.

The weaving tradition was revived enthusiastically in the 1980s with the assistance of the Indonesian government.

Still in the form of a tube and unused. Acquired 1980 by Dr. Fiona Kerlogue (obtained new)

 • circa 1980s

Collections: Collectables, Textiles