Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Beautiful rich Pua Sungkit weaving
This type of weaving is now extinct making this category a highly coveted one.
Such textiles played an important role in headhunting ceremonies and hence were among the most tediously decorated woven works.
Motif appears to be that of a head – as there is a semblance of eyes & mouth.
Note the use of green and blue at both ends.
Has a repair patch.
Lovely color that has faded unevenly.
153 x 60cm approximately
Provenance Anita E. Spertus and Robert J. Holmgren, authors of “Early Indonesian Textiles from Three Island Cultures”
Link 1 to a similar but younger example: Sotheby’s
Link 2 to a similar but younger example: Sotheby’s
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.