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Lower body wrapper (Pha nung; pha toi; pha chong kaben)

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Dark red satin ground covered with an all over design of rosettes and curling leaves created by supplementary weft gold metallic paper wrapped threads; deep triple border on two short ends of stylized plant and tree forms, narrower triple border of two long sides of narrow bands both vertical...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eldon R. James

Indian (made for the Royal Siamese Court), Princely states under British rule, mid-19th century

Object Place

Thailand (Siam)


297 x 103 cm (116 15/16 x 40 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic paper wrapped thread; satin weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts