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Antique Indian Trade Textile Toraja Border Fragment - Peacocks
Antique Indian Trade Textile Toraja Border Fragment - Peacocks
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Description

A gorgeous medium-sized rectangular fragment of an Indian Trade textile.

Two Peacocks opposing each other. Two panels stitched together. Probably hand drawn.

Superb red, superb hand-spun yarn

Collected on a field visit to Toraja, Sulawesi.

This fragment has been saved from a fire - therefore has burn marks present. Holes and stains. Edges not even. This border fragment is one of the few sections that have been saved from the same fire-struck cloth.

Size 47 x 26cm

Comparison with other similar examples suggests that this is pre 1900.

[Similar examples have been dated to be from the 13th - 19th century]

For similar examples see

1) The Ashmolean Museum collection

2) The Kelsey Museum collection in Ann Arbor

3) 'Master Dyers to the World' by Mattiebelle Gittinger

This is a rare opportunity to own something as rare and as old as this fantastic little work of art that had traveled from India to Toraja sometime in it's past and then has back to Singapore.

VERY RARE - Examination of the close-ups to see the yarn and the weave is recommended

Condition
Damaged fragment
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Antique Indian Trade Textile Toraja Border Fragment - Peacocks

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500
Starting Price

$750

Starting Price $750
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WOVENSOULS Antique Indian Textiles frm Toraja

Aug 18, 2024 12:00 PM EDT|
Singapore, Singapore, SG
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