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1411 Superb Old Sumba Ceremonial Weaving Lau Pahikung - Woven + Painted

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Beautiful Indonesian ceremonial cloth called Lau Pahikung

Hand woven on a small loom.

Used as a head or shoulder cloth. 

Woven on a small loom, this one is red and gold.

This one has a human form, birds (ostriches) and other creatures.

The spectacular aspect to be notes is the presence of blue and ochre that is absent on the back altogether! A close examination reveals that these two colors are paint / dye and not thread!

Estimated to be from the 1970s and softened by age.

22 by 100 inches / 50 by 250 cm plus fringe.








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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