South Tapanuli, Sumatra, Indonesia. Batak. Blanket, ulos parompa sadum, with warp in three strips, the two outer of maroon cotton, the larger central strip of black cotton. Warp-faced, with supplementary weft patterning including artificial gold strips across the whole length and width of the cloth. Other bands of patterning in many colours of woollen and cotton supplementary weft and a tapestry panel towards each end. The letters 'DAMEMADIHITA' (peace be with us all) in supplementary weft of various colours along lower edges of central band. Some bands of white beads, other white beads woven into the pattern across the cloth. Red black and white beaded strip at each end below which warp ends are twined. Textile label reading 'Martha Ulos' sewn to one corner. (AF72)

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