Ceremonial Costume Element (Timor, Indonesia)

Ceremonial costume element decorated with beadwork. Timor, c. 1900. Ceremonial costume element decorated with beadwork. Timor, c. 1900. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 1999.47.153a.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York houses a ceremonial costume element with woven decoration and with  beadwork. It derives from the island of Timor, in the modern province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, and dates to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. It is 44.45 cm wide and made of cotton.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 7 January 2017).

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