, Sacred heirloom textile [mawa or mbesa] ENLARGE | ZOOM 1/1

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Sa'dan Toraja or Mamasa Toraja people Sacred heirloom textile [mawa or mbesa] early 20th century Title Notes: with sacred mountain, Tree of Life / cosmic tree motif including birds nesting in the branches, fruits, flowers and sunburst design
Place made: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Materials & Technique: textiles, cotton, natural dyes, painting, block printing
Dimensions: 374.0 h x 89.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.3684