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    Kain kebat (skirt cloth). Warp ikat. Late 19th - early 20th c. Ketungau river people.
    Kain kebat (skirt cloth). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Kantu (Kantuk).
    Kain kebat (skirt). Warp ikat. Late 19th to early 20th c. Mualang.
    Kain kebat (skirt cloth). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. Ketungau river people, West Kalimantan.

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The links above give access to detailed descriptions of all the cloths from this island or region in the collection. The full article on the historical and cultural background of this island or region is temporarily inaccessible. As dissemination of information on Indonesian ikat is one of our primary aims, you can be assured that full public access will be restored as soon as feasible. Should you wish to access the deaccessioned information for scholarly purposes, please contact us through the contact page.



There is precious little literature on the ikat of Kalimantan. Most of what we have is contained in three articles, one by Richard Allen Drake who spent time with the Mualang, and two by John Kreifeldt, which, apart from providing background information, also show truly excellent Kantu, Ketungau and Mualang kain kebat. Heribert Amann's book on his famous collection, Textiles from Borneo, Iban Kantu Ketungau and Mualang Peoples, has almost no information, just wonderful images. The near total lack of information means that an entire culture is disappearing almost without a trace as the clear-cutting of forest continues and habitat disappears.

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