Aubergine Hand Woven Silk Lowan
Palambang, Sumatra, Indonesia
Late 19th Century
This ceremonial cloth would have been presented to the wife at the marriage ceremony and was made using the tritik process of resist dying on native hand woven silk.
Width 90.5 cm height 198 cm (35.5 x 78 in) including UV protective frame.
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Mark Rothko 1957
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