Textile Banner (Pori Roto)

Pori roto is used as a banner in ceremonies, and old poro roto textiles are treated as heirlooms in Toraja. The tie-dyed technique is a traditional method of patterning cloth that is known in Sulawesi as well as in Bali and Java, where it is called pelangi, meaning “rainbow.”

Title: Textile Banner (Pori Roto)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Early 21st century

Geography: Indonesia, Sulawesi

Culture: Toraja

Medium: Cotton

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed cloth

Dimensions: 38.4 x 197 cm (15 1/8 x 77 1/2 in)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas Murray, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.3.KT455