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Sumatra Batak very fine Ulos #4A

1.00 LBS
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Product Description

Very fine Ulos textile from Sumatra
This textile was purchased ca. 1990 from an antique shop in Bukittinggi, central Sumatra. We were told it was 10-20 years old at the time.

This cloth was hand woven by a Batak weaver in northern Sumatra. It is called an ulos and is a type of Selendang or Shawl Woven Cloth. The weave is very fine and all cotton, in warp-face plain weave with supplemental weft decorations. The center is a plain purple field, with no ikat but with many small supplemental-weft geometric designs. Long fine twisted warp fringes decorate both ends.

Overall dimensions:
Width varies 26 to 27 inches;
Length is 63 inches excluding the long twisted warp fringes.
This textile was woven as a single panel of cloth.

Condition is excellent, no holes or stains, only some light wear and/or soil is possible. In the photos below, the warp always runs vertically. The first image shows approximately half of the garment, the other half is a mirror image.


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