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311 Antique Sumatra Tampan Ship Cloth

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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

Late 1800s



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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