Painted mordant and resist-dyed cotton
Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from Neusteter Institute, Mrs. Uvedale Lambert, Mrs. Ira Boyd Humphreys, and Mrs. Andrews D. Black by exchange
. Palampore. 1675-1725. Painted mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from Neusteter Institute, Mrs. Uvedale Lambert, Mrs. Ira Boyd Humphreys, and Mrs. Andrews D. Black by exchange. 2002.1.
Dimensionsheight: 73 3/4 in, 187.325 cm; width: 44 3/4 in, 113.665 cm
Inscriptiontag with "7967IND" on corner
DepartmentTextile Art and Fashion
CollectionTextile Art and Fashion-Asian
Twisting and turning as it rises from the rocky ground, this sinuous tree of life bursts into flower with large, showy blossoms. Made in India through a labor-intensive process of repeated dyeings, such hangings were widely exported. The details of the design and coloration were adapted for specific markets. This particular type of hanging was highly prized by the Toraja of Sulawesi, Indonesia, who believed the cloth had special powers and used it for ceremonial purposes.
Known ProvenancePurchased January 2002 from Mary Hunt Kahlenberg Textile Art, Inc. [Santa Fe, NM] by the Denver Art Museum