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Sa'dan Toraja or Mamasa Toraja people Sacred cloth [mawa or ma'a] 19th century Title Notes: with a buffalo within a circular corral, surrounded by cross motifs symbolising heavenly stars or spots [doti langi'] and sylised aerial views of buffalo, dogs and chickens
Place made: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: textiles, cotton, pigments, painting, block printing
Dimensions: 47.2 h x 57.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.1146