882 Rare Beaded Batak Shoulder Cloth Ulos

EXCELLENT example of Batak weaving with beaded borders, soumac-type end bands, large panel with woven beads AND a tiger bell beaded in!

All in a fabulous Indigo and red base.

The beads are not only woven into the border panels but are also seen on the large end panels AND on the selvedge!

Some missing beads on the selvedge.

The beads make the ends unusually heavy.

Batak textiles are no longer available at the source villages and rarely available with local traders.

An absolutely gorgeous find!

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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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