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Rain Jacket

Object Number:P150
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Mendalam River
Date Made: 1897
Early Date: 1895
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Cotton
Length: 56 cm
Width: 65 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

Description

Rain jacket. "Basung kapit." K[ayan] Sleeveless jacket made of bark cloth: front and back panels joined by vertical strips of white cotton at sides. Closely spaced horizontal stitching, possibly holding together multiple layers of bark. Seven widely spaced horizontal lines of zig-zag stitching in red, yellow, black. Neck, front and arm openings edged with black and red trade cloth. Projecting “epaulets” with zig-zag black stitching, edged with red fabric.

Bibliography:

[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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