Ceremonial Cloth (Pua Kumbu)

This ceremonial textile (pua) from the Iban people of northern Borneo is adorned with abstracted imageries of serpents, insects, and crocodiles.

Title: Ceremonial Cloth (Pua Kumbu)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Before 1870

Geography: Malaysia, Borneo

Culture: Iban

Medium: Cotton, natural dyes

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

Dimensions: 90.5 x 189 cm (35 5/8 x 89 3/8 in)

Classification: Textiles

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

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT668