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Ceremonial lower body wrapper (kain limar)

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Rectangular violet-red and metallic gold silk cloth with overall repeating design of stylized floral shapes and wings of the mythological bird, "garuda," in red, green, blue, orange and natural white created by the weft ikat technique and accented with metallic gold floral. There is a wide...

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Gift to MFA on May 3, 1917

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. John Wheelock Elliot

Indonesian (Sumatran), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia


107 x 178 cm (42 1/8 x 70 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts