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  • 057 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat. Late 19th tot early 20th c. Holbung/Uluan, bordering south shore of Lake Toba, and to the north of the Silindung valley.
  • 146 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Village unknown.
  • 174 BATAK
    Uwi (shawl). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. . Si Tolu Huta area (probably), bordering Toba and Karo.
  • 217 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat. Late 19th C. Silundung region.
  • 249 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat. Second quarter 20th c. Silindung valley,most likely, but also found in other regions, be it locally made or imported from Silindung. .
  • 252 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat. Early 20th c. Toba. Probably Silalahi, Si Tolu Huta region, else Silindung Valley.
  • 253 BATAK
    Uwi (shawl). Warp ikat. 19th to early 20th c. . Si Tolu Huta area (probably), bordering Toba and Karo.
  • 257 BATAK
    Ulos (shawl). Warp ikat, supplementary weft and supplementary warp. 19th c. Toba Batak, probably from region South of Lake Toba.

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The standard work on Batak textiles is Sandra Niessen, Legacy in cloth: Batak textiles of Indonesia. Another useful source, though much less detailed, is Leigh-Theisen and Mittersakschmöller, LebensMuster: Textilien in Indonesien.

Map showing Batak regions on Sumatra

Map Batak regions on Sumatra

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