í«í_Vintage Ceremonial "Sarita" Cloth Banner from Toraja.
Art created by wax resit dyeing on cotton base.
Estimated to be 30-50 years old.
These beautiful banners serve a variety of ritual / ceremonial purposes and are integrated into the lives of the people.
Saritas may be used to unite a circle of 8 women by draping it over their shoulders during a ceremony.
Approximately 640cm in length without the end fringes.
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.