galerie Cecile Kerner tribalworld

a rare sumba shroud,ex christies

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1930: Item # 950805

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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 "traditional indonesian textiles "john Gillow,pl 116 we can also see a a woman giving birth with praying position;it appears on the sumba's sarong some mamulis are also represented an analogue textile is represented p202 in "azetta"paul vandenbroeck,published for the exhibition "borderline in palais des beaux arts de bruxelles ,2000(i dont have that book it is the curator's reference ;if someone has the book it would be helpful ex christies amsterdam (see enlargments for the catalogue page