, Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [ma'a or mawa] Enlarge | zoom 1 /1
traded to Toraja people, Sulawesi, Indonesia Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [ma'a or mawa] [palampore] 18th century Title Notes: with sacred mountain/rocky outcrop, flowering Tree of Life motif (in the form of bamboo), butterflies, squirrel-like creatures, festoons and birds (pheasant)
Place made: Coromandel coast, India
Materials & Technique: textiles, handspun cotton, natural dyes, mordants; mordant painting Place Published: Inscriptions have been added by the Toraja people of Sulawesi
Dimensions: 302.0 h x 198.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Michael and Mary Abbott 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.1289