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Length of silk (kain plangi)

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Material: silk. Design: orange, green and purple spots, on reddish violet ground, with bands of green and neutral yellow at each end. The silk is folded and at one end is still tied in bunches, to form the pattern.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian, early 20th century

Dimensions

48 x 83 cm (18 7/8 x 32 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.803

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, tie-dyed (plangi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles