Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Antique Tampan Shipcloth with large birds and people
An attempt has been made by the weaver to make this a symmetrical piece but the two halves are not precise mirror images as is to be expected.
Hand woven cotton base cloth and threads.
Has blue borders.
64 cm x 59 cm.
Estimated to be from the late 1800s
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
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.