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Woman's Headdress

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Indonesia, Sumatra
Culture:
Minangkabau people
Medium:
Wood, gold leaf
Dimensions:
H. 4 x W. 10 3/4 x D. 7 in. (10.2 x 27.3 x 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.143.120
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 355
[Ali Bassa, Medan, Sumatra, until 1977]; Fred and Rita Richman, New York, 1977–1988

Sanday, Peggy R., and Suwati Kartiwa. "Adat and Weaving in West Sumatra: The Codification of Minangkabau Worldview." Expedition vol. 26, no. 4 (August 1984), http://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/cloth-and-custom-in-west-sumatra/.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, 125, 214-5.



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