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Rectangular silk cloth woven in fine vertical stripes of red, orange and green, crossed by almost invisible stripes of green; along each side, broad purple bands with cream-white selvedge; across each end, geometric border with long points, woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow...

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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, possibly Batak), Dutch colonial rule, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia


113 x 184 cm (44 1/2 x 72 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold on yellow silk thread; plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts