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Title: Early Indonesian Textiles from Sumba*Toraja*Lampung. [First edition].
Description: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams (distribution), 1989. Large 8. Original limp glossy wrappers, covertitle in bold white type with a large coloured illustration of an Ikat at tail. 111pp. Numerous fine coloured plates and illustrations in text accompanied by detailed expert explanatory text, some monochrome figures in text, 2 double-page monochrome maps with concise legenda showing the Indonesian Republic and the maritime world of Asia and the Pacificshowing present distribution of Austronesian Peoples and Languages, glossary indonesian-english, list of works cited, table of contents. Lavishly illustrated english language expert survey of an important collection Indonesian woven textiles, also called Ikat, invested with intense religious significance. Illustrated are Ikats from more remote areas, Lampung, Sumba and Toraja country. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Early Indonesian textiles from three Island culturesheld at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Very fine copy. rarely found.

Keywords: textiles ikat warp weft religion history culture heritage ceremony sumba lampung sulawesi toraja collecting indonesia southeastasia exhibition holmgren spertus design expression austronesia pacific

Price: EUR 85.00 = appr. US$ 92.38 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 54987