Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

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Kalianda. Weaving of ceremonial cloths ceased in Lampung, Sumatra at the end of the 19th century. The extinction of any textile art form is a tragedy irrespective of the textile group in question. But once we see the astounding beauty of the ceremonial textiles of Lampung, this tragedy takes on very depressing proportions! That such a beautiful form of woven art died out is probably one of the biggest losses of textile art.

Kalianda. Weaving of ceremonial cloths ceased in Lampung, Sumatra at the end of the 19th century. The extinction of any textile art form is a tragedy irrespective of the textile group in question. But once we see the astounding beauty of the ceremonial textiles of Lampung, this tragedy takes on very depressing proportions! That such a beautiful form of woven art died out is probably one of the biggest losses of textile art.

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Ceremonial Textile (Tampan)  Date:     19th–early 20th century Geography:     Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province

Ceremonial Textile (Tampan) Date: 19th–early 20th century Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Palembang traditional fabric

Palembang traditional fabric

Ikat from Serawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Ikat from Serawak, Borneo, Malaysia

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