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Lower body wrapper (sarong)

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Rectangular green silk cloth with regular lines of metallic gold supplemental weft threads, a wide central violet-red band with stylized floral and paisley motifs created by metallic gold supplemental weft patterning, and a narrow violet-red border in a metallic gold repeating geometric pattern...

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Purchased by MFA on May 3, 1917

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

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

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia


113 x 180 cm (44 1/2 x 70 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold and gold paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed, discontinuous supplemental weft patterning in gold


Textiles and Fashion Arts