From: Sulawesi

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 87-8-4
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Pipikoro
Provenience Sulawesi
Creator Tina Idjo
Section Oceanian
Materials Bark Cloth

Pipikoro dialect, Uma language. Barkcloth blanket (kumu kumpe). Sarong style. To be used as a blanket, or, in this case, because of its fine quality, more likely as fabric for a skirt. Black-brown barkcloth, beaten into large tube. Barkcloth from nunu lero (Ficus sp.: probably Ficus infectoria) (see samples 87-8-29/31). Natural color darkened by being submerged for some hours in black mud. Fine quality. Small repair in green thread by maker. Made by Tina Idjo,

Length 184 cm
Width 140 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lorraine V. Aragon, 1987
Other Number 17 - Other Number

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