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Title

Ceremonial cloth ( pua kumbu)

20th century


Artist

Iban


About

The Iban people, most of whom now live in Sarawak, developed the greatest of the Borneo weaving traditions. Noteworthy are the large hangings or blankets called 'pua'.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2006


Details


Other Title

Ceremonial hanging


Place where the work was made

Kalimantan Borneo Indonesia


Cultural origin

Iban


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

cotton, dyes; warp ikat weaving


Dimensions

102.5 x 210.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu and Dr George Soutter 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

195.2005


Artist information

Iban

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history