Image: Batak Textile E85838

Batak Textile E85838

This hand-woven and hand-spun cotton ulosg godang is ceremonial ikat cloth from the Angkola (Batak) people of Sipirok, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It was made around 1968. It has an elaborate and colourful design, incorporating beads in the weaving. A central wide band is coloured maroon, red, pink, yellow and purple and there are many narrow stripes across the cloth. It has words ‘Selemat Pakai’ or ‘Blessing the Weaver’ on it and fringe at both ends. Size: 200cm x 85cm.

Stan Florek
© Australian Museum

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