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

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Red silk ground cloth covered with minute, closely spaced supplementary thread gold rosettes, multiple borders on both short ends and long sides of highly stylized plant and flower forms combined with geometric motifs with supplementary gold thread; both horizontal and vertical borders have...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eldon R. James

Siamese (Thai), Chakri dynasty (1800–1932), late 19th century

Object Place

Thailand (Siam)


Height x width: 131 x 38 1/2 in. (332.7 x 97.8 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic paper-wrapped thread; plain weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft, yarn-resist dyed (mat mii, ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts