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Ceremonial upper body wrapper (sabuk, kamben)

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Long, rectangular violet-red silk ground cloth with silver and gilt metallic supplemental weft threads and areas of weft ikat in blue, white and yellow with long warp fringe at each crosswise end. Each end has a deep border with supplemental weft stars motifs, a lattice of plant forms and...

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Gift to MFA on November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Hooper Fabens

Indonesian (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Bali, Indonesia


37 x 249 cm (14 9/16 x 98 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold and silver paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed (endek, ikat), discontinuous supplemental weft patterning in gold and silver (songket)


Textiles and Fashion Arts