Antique Tampan Ship Cloth from Sumatra (maybe Putidoh area)
The lone man at the helm of this ship is conjectured to be a Dutch / Colonial "white" man and the rest of the people are the members of the family that he created in Sumatra.
This cloth is not just a weaving, not just a work of art but a document narrating the early family history.
This drawing is a very rare one and is probably never to be found again.
Estimated to be from the early 1800s
Offered from the Personal Collection
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.