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Old Tampan Kaliandak, Indonesian

Old Tampan Kaliandak, Indonesian


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1323942
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A very fine Tampan from Kaliandak, Lampung Region, Sumatra, Hand-spun cotton, supplementary Weft. The scene on this tampan centres on a sea voyage on the soul ship. On the upper deck is a couple housed in a cabin topped with a two-tiered tree-of-life and attended by 5 persons on either side carrying sun shades. This suggests that the couple is the key figure in this pictorial tapestry. The lower deck has another row of figures on the branches of the tree-of-life is another 2 couples standing on them. On the sky above are seen several stylized birds flying. The composition is worked in red, blue, beige and white supplementary weft on a natural color cotton foundation. The piece has some damage in the lower left and some repairs in the lower center. Size: Warp 65 cm, Weft 50 cm.