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1935 Antique Indian Trade Textile Patola Print Toraja Fragment - Blue

RESERVED UNTIL END JUNE 2024

Fantastic little fragment of an Indian Trade textile with several colors 

 Thick coarse cloth.

The print we see is very similar to the prints we see on the skirts of the musicians on the long ceremonial Wayang textiles of Toraja 

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. Faded from use in ceremonies.

29 x 21  cm

For similar examples see

1) The Ashmolean Museum collection: Link

2) The Kelsey Museum collection in Ann Arbor: Link

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

Comparison with other similar examples suggests that this is a few centuries old.

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

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.

Frame it and add it to your home-museum collection.


 

 

 

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