1449 Antique Iban Ikat Pua Kumbu Woven Textile with Human Figures from Sarawak

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Antique Iban Kumbu Ikat textile.

This example of textile art from Sarawak, Borneo has human figures woven in, making this a special piece.

Each of the two rows has four figures

Each row is unique as the humans have different hair styles / head cloths & different tattoo patterns on their legs & chest.

Clearly there is some meaning in these motifs but I am still trying to read up on this subject.

An impressive piece of textile art perfect for hanging up as woven wall art

Estimated to be from the early 1900s

Generally good condition

74" x 41"


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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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