Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Important Batak Shaman Textile – used as a headcloth by Shamans
See photos for the complex motifs and the variation in omotif sizes.
Note the plain central portion on the reverse that bears no signs of the weaving on the front.
Estimated to be from the 1800s
Monumental Example of Batak Weaving
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.