Ceremonial Cloth (Pori Situtu)

In Rongkong area where this cloth was made, pori situtu was used as shrouds. However, such cloth was also traded to other regions in Sulawesi. Many of them were preserved in Sa’dan Toraja as heirlooms and displayed as hangings during major ceremonies.

Title: Ceremonial Cloth (Pori Situtu)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 19th to Early 20th century

Geography: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Rongkong

Culture: Toraja

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed warp (warp ikat)

Dimensions: 171 x 227 cm (67 3/8 x 89 3/8 in)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Gift of Helena Hernmarck in memory of Mary Kahlenberg, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT671