Rectangular violet-red silk ground cloth with overall stylized geometric and floral designs created by supplemental weft patterning in gold and silver (songket). The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together down the center and narrow hand stitched hems on each crosswise end.
Gift to MFA on January 14, 1943
Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham
Indonesian (Sumatran), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century
Height x width: 64 1/4 x 49 in. (163.2 x 124.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, metallic gold and silver paper-wrapped thread, natural dyes; plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (songket)