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Blouse

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Object Number:
83-43-5
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Dou Donggo
Provenience:
Mbawa Village
Sumbawa
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Cotton
Rayon (uncertain)
Description:
The traditional blouse (kebabu) worn by women in Donggo. Made of a single piece of material double over and sewn at sides. V cut for neck. Wheel-spun cotton dyed with local indigo. Blue and green stripes of nggoli, a synthetic thread bought in Sila. Hand sewn, very fine workmanship. Made about 1975, Larodu hamlet. Black, with barely visible narrow stripes. Wider, brighter stripes consisting of 4 narrow blue bands or 4 narrow blue bands edged with light green thread. Bottom of neck hole, front and back, finished off with pink stitching
Length:
73.5cm
Width:
47cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Anne Just

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