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105-007 Flores Tubular dress

From Flores, probably Lio group (based on the Pusaka collection).  Warp ikat on commercial cotton - sometimes rayon is used but this feels like cotton to me - it feels heavier than rayon (see for a rayon example from the 1950s; cotton examples -  and The pattern looks like it is derived from Indian patola trade cloths, which is common in this part of Flores.  Made from 3 strips of cloth.  I bought this is Bali in 1985.  It weighs 585 grams.


a. Origin Flores island in Indonesia
b. Estimated Age From the 1970s or very early 1980s
c. Craft (Embroidery etc) Warp ikat
d. Size (mention cm/inches) 140 cm x 170 cm; 4'6\" x 5'7\"
e. Condition Report Very good condition; unused
f. Damage & Shortcomings None that I can see
g. Item Location (Country) Australia
Seller Name Steve Wallace
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