Ship Cloth from Sumatra
Rare "House" Design
Asymmetrical Layout with a Family Tree
Over 35 Human figures, several boats and dozens of dragons & birds.
The border color has been changed to blue - making it stand out against the rest of the weaving.
An additional red guard border has been added to protect the textile from fraying.
The design of single large motif of the house within which the entire family is contained suggests that this particular textile played an important role in the family ceremonies.
66cm X 54cm
Stained and has other spots of minor distress
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.