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

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Red silk ground cloth with gold small-scale supplementary weft lozenge repeat enclosing stylized blossom and leaves; multiple borders on all four sides of highly stylized plant forms, floral motifs in geometric designs with gold and red, purple, and green supplementary silk threads; weft yarns...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Eldon R. James

Siamese (Thai), Chakri dynasty (1800–1932), about 1850

Object Place

Thailand (Siam)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft (mat mii, ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts