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a rare sumba shroud,ex christies

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1930   item# 950805 (stock# 111)

a rare sumba shroud,ex christies
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galerie Cecile Kerner
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a rare sumba shroud with a figure on each side , on a handwoven cotton bottom is embroided with bark thread a feminine figure with wide opened hands on each side of the head .The inside organs are represented .Some creatures like crabs or batraciens are represented instead of the feet below the genitals A quai branly curator suggested me that the symbolism was the perpetual ressurection of human species by figuring a batracian as these animals periodically change there carapace .IN "trad ...click for details

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