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Ende Semba Shoulder Clothe

Ende Semba Shoulder Clothe

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1940: Item # 1294291

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Very rare resist dyed men’s semba shoulder clothe from Ende, Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Woven from rich all natural dyes and handspun cotton thread, this has a calm and well balanced pattern and dates pre 1940. There is some damage in the lower right hand corner which can you see in perspective in the first image and also blown up in enlargements. L: 206cm/81in (without fringe) and W: 112cm/44in.