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Rectangular violet-red, natural white and metallic gold silk cloth with warp fringe on each end. The primary design is of repeating narrow stripes with irregular chevrons in violet-red, red and natural white created by the warp ikat technique. The entire piece is woven with an overall pattern...

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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 (Sumatran), Dutch colonial rule, 19th–20th century

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

93 x 169 cm (36 5/8 x 66 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.823

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold-covered silk thread, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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