, Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [mawa or ma'a] Enlarge | zoom 1 /1
traded to Toraja people, Sulawesi, Indonesia Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [mawa or ma'a] 18th century Description: Section of a floor covering or canopy
Title Notes: with eight-pointed blossom motifs set in an undulating grid surrounded by borders of scrolling flowers and arabesques
Place made: Gujarat, India
Materials & Technique: textiles, handspun cotton, natural dyes, mordants; mordant block printing, batik
Dimensions: 256.5 h x 88.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Michael and Mary Abbott 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.635