Complete Textile Fragment Antique Indian Trade Textile Patola Print Toraja Auction
LiveAuctioneers Logo

lots of lots
item-178710677=1
item-178710677=2
item-178710677=3
item-178710677=4
item-178710677=5
item-178710677=6
item-178710677=7
item-178710677=8
item-178710677=9
item-178710677=10
item-178710677=11
item-178710677=12
item-178710677=13
item-178710677=14
item-178710677=15
item-178710677=16
item-178710677=17
COMPLETE Textile Fragment Antique Indian Trade Textile Patola Print Toraja
COMPLETE Textile Fragment Antique Indian Trade Textile Patola Print Toraja
Item Details
Description

Large complete fragment of an Indian Trade textile collected in Toraja

NOTE: THIS TEXTILE HAS NOT BEEN IRONED PRIOR TO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR FEAR OF DAMAGING IT

Depicts a Patola print on a thick coarse cloth.

Three colors - richred (though faded the richness is still visible, black and beige.

A close look at the lines in the borders makes me wonder if this is partially hand-drawn.

Fragmentary state that needs to be mounted on a backing cloth or board to preserve it.

Complete cloths - even with damage - are hard to come by.

Collected on a field visit to Toraja, Sulawesi.

220 x 84 cm

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

Such pieces can be found only in museums.

Condition
Damaged fragment
Buyer's Premium
  • 0%

COMPLETE Textile Fragment Antique Indian Trade Textile Patola Print Toraja

Estimate $3,500 - $4,500
Starting Price

$1,800

Starting Price $1,800
3 bidders are watching this item.
Get approved to bid.

Shipping & Pickup Options
Item located in Singapore, Singapore, SG
Offers In-House Shipping
Local Pickup Available

Payment
Wovensouls

Wovensouls

Singapore, Singapore113 Followers

WOVENSOULS Antique Indian Textiles frm Toraja

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

Related Tapestries & Wall Hangings

More Items in Indonesian Tapestries & Wall Hangings

View More

Recommended Textiles & Linens

View More
TOP