1464 Antique / Archaic Sumatra Weaving Tampan Shipcloth Textile

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Rare Beautiful Drawing fit for a Museum

Note the unique character of the overall layout of this piece.

Note also the unique formation of the motifs

And finally note the exceptional border between the two panels

Probably from Brani, Sumatra

Handwoven.

Estimated to be from the early 1800s

Condition is good for its age.

72 X 48 cm

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This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc. 

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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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