2-Antique Prints-INDONESIA-MOLUCCAS-ATTIRE-ELEPHANT-Labrousse-Grasset-1797

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‘MOLUQUOIS. / FEMMES MOLUQUOISES.’

– (Moluccan Man and Women)

These depictions offer glimpses into the traditional attire and cultural heritage of the people from the Moluccas, an archipelago in Indonesia known for its rich history and diverse ethnic groups.

The Moluccan man is portrayed wearing attire reflective of his cultural background, which may include a sarong, a traditional cloth wrapped around the waist. He wears a distinctive head covering and wields an arrow and shield while riding an elephant. The attire is vibrant and colorful, showcasing the unique aesthetic sensibilities of the Moluccan people.

Conversely, the Moluccan women are depicted in attire that is similarly colorful and culturally significant. They wear intricately patterned sarongs. Their attire is accessorized with jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, adding to the overall elegance and beauty of their appearance.

Through these depictions, viewers are invited to appreciate the cultural diversity and sartorial traditions of the Moluccan people, offering insights into their way of life and the significance of clothing as a means of cultural expression and identity.

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(Moluccan Man and Women)

These depictions offer glimpses into the traditional attire and cultural heritage of the people from the Moluccas, an archipelago in Indonesia known for its rich history and diverse ethnic groups.

The Moluccan man is portrayed wearing attire reflective of his cultural background, which may include a sarong, a traditional cloth wrapped around the waist. He wears a distinctive head covering and wields an arrow and shield while riding an elephant. The attire is vibrant and colorful, showcasing the unique aesthetic sensibilities of the Moluccan people.

Conversely, the Moluccan women are depicted in attire that is similarly colorful and culturally significant. They wear intricately patterned sarongs. Their attire is accessorized with jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, adding to the overall elegance and beauty of their appearance.

Through these depictions, viewers are invited to appreciate the cultural diversity and sartorial traditions of the Moluccan people, offering insights into their way of life and the significance of clothing as a means of cultural expression and identity.

Made by Labrousse after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

CULTURE-INDONESIA-MOLUCCAS-ATTIRE-TRADITION | PCO-C27-53

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: Labrousse was a late 18th C. French engraver.

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

Additional information

Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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