Ma'a cloth (replica) is a shawl that is considered sacred and used in ritual ceremonies in Toraja. This cloth is made by resist dyeing technique using beeswax. This cloth is decorated with motifs of human figures, animals, geometric patterns, and tumpal. Usually used by traditional leaders in certain ceremonies such as Mangrara Banua (housewarming)


  • Title: Ma'a Cloth
  • Location Created: Toraja Utara
  • Physical Dimensions: 109 x 17 cm
  • Type: Selendang
  • Rights: Museum Batik Indonesia
  • Medium: Cotton

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