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traded to Toraja people, Sulawesi, Indonesia Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom [mawa or ma'a] 18th century Description: made from seven palampore cloths featuring Tree of Life motifs and a locally woven border
Title Notes: with Tree of Life motifs
Place made: Gujarat, India
Materials & Technique: textiles, ceremonial objects, cotton, natural dyes, mordants; mordant painting, batik, supplementary weft weaving, stitching Place Published: Seven cloths sewn together by the Toraja people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Dimensions: 700.0 h x 190.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.3176