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Carlo Cristi
Arte Orientale Tessili

Cotton textile
Cotton, mordants
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
15th-17th Century
534 x 96 cm.

Cotton textile mordant dyed with motifs of eight hamsa ( goose ) around a lotus flower. Made in India for export to Indonesia. The motif of hamsa, the vehicle of Brahma, was popular for a certain period in India and fragments with this particular design were found in Egypt as well in Indonesia. Trading company seal on one end.

In very good condition.

Detail: close up

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