932 Antique Sumatra Tampan Shipcloth Textile Weaving

 

Antique Tampan Shipcloth with large birds and people

Gorgeous drawing

An attempt has been made by the weaver to make this a symmetrical piece but the two halves are not precise mirror images as is to be expected.

Hand woven cotton base cloth and threads.

Has blue borders.

64 cm x 59 cm.

Estimated to be from the late 1800s

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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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