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India
Collected Palembang, south Sumatra
Ceremonial cloth and sacred heirloom
[mbesa]
with intricate indigo patterning
1850-1900 Coromandel coast India
handspun cotton, natural dyes, mordants
mordant block printing, batik
466.0 (h) x 92.0 (w) cm
Gift of Mary and Michael Abbott 1987
NGA 1987.1078
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