Rectangular red silk ground cloth with overall stylized floral and geometric repeating design motifs and deep border with interlocking triangles (tumpal) created by supplemental gold weft thread pattering. There is a twisted red silk fringe at each crosswise ends.
Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921
Marianne Brimmer Fund
Indonesian (Sumatran, Malay), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century
Palembang region, Sumatra, Indonesia
231 x 69 cm (90 15/16 x 27 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread, natural dyes; unbalanced plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold (songket)