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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:37 pm 
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This statue is a flea market find by my mother.
As it is wrapped in what appears to be an ikat cloth, I thought members of this forum might be able to identify where it may be from.

As a caveat, I should say that I have only photographs of the piece, as we live on opposite sides of the Atlantic. It is unfortunately not possible lay out the cloth, as it is rather elaborately knotted together.

From what I can see the, the cloth appears to be a warp ikat with supplementary weft designs. Not being an expert, I have seen similar though not quite equal Batak cloths as well as Batak statues in similar pose. However, the facial expressions appear to be rather more expressive than those of Batak statues I have found on the internet.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:45 am 
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Florian, I agree that both the cloth and the figure are Batak. The cloth fragment has, as you said, warp ikat, chevron patterns and supp. weft woven patterns. The twined end border is also typical of Batak textiles. It looks like the textile has be cut and only half or less remains. Best regards, MAC


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Sorry, but I think it may be an ancestor figure from Nias, an island off the coast of Sumatra. It's hard to tell much about the textile, but it looks too coarse to be Batak. It would help to see the entire figure from the front and to also see the textile spread out, even if it is a fragment.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Dear MAC and Susan,

thanks much for your replies.
Here is a frontal view of the statue.

Florian


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:07 am 
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Hello all,

The cloth is definitely Batak. It is a bolean na marjungkit. A bolean textile with both supplementary weft and ikat patterning.
The statue looks Batak to me, reminiscent of Batak masks.

Sandra

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Dear Sandra,
Thanks very much for your insight!
Florian


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