Hinggi Sumba. Indonesia 48"x 110"plus fringe Warp ikat. Cotton. The wide dark alligator border and narrow strip border at the bottom are repeated at the top. This man's shoulder cloth or sarong is probably 20 to 30 years old. It was dyed with the traditional indigo and kombu, and is in excellent condition.
19th–early 20th century Geography: Indonesia, Sulawesi Culture: Toraja Medium: Cotton Dimensions: L. 242 x W. 8 3/4 in. (614.7 x 22.2 cm) Classification: Textiles-Woven
Ikat from Sumba, Sumba, Indonesia. - "Average blue Sumba with a strong pattern, and decent weaving. This type of hinggi is typical of the kind worn by commoners, other colours being forbidden to them."