Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Antique Tampan Shipcloth from Sumatra
The single large ship layout suggests that this piece is from from Kalianda
Faded, has distress spots and repairs.
Condition is poor in general.
But genuine shipcloths from Kalianda with unique layouts that are not ‘stiff’ or on thick base cloth such as this one are impossible to find. It is been put up for sale to lighten the shelves.
70cm x 80 cm
Estimated to be from the early 1800s
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.