Ceremonial Jacket, Nunu
Saribas River, Sarawak, North Borneo, Indonesia
Ca. 19th century
Bark cloth, pigments
27 in x W: 18 in :: 68.5 cm x 45.7 cm


A rare man's bark cloth ( nunu) jacket from the Kaili people of central Sulawesi.
Found amidst a collection of 19th century bark cloth items in England, this fine old piece from the colonial period represents the earliest form of prepared clothing in Indonesia that survived in a small number of areas until the 20th century.

Price on request

 

Vicki Shiba
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Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Sarawak, North Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Sarawak, North Borneo
Vicki Shiba :: Jacket, Sarawak, North Borneo