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Man's ceremonial lower body wrapper (saput, kain endek)

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Rectangular silk cloth with a violet-red ground and narrow machine-stitched hems on each crosswise end. The primary design elements are of four repeating vignettes of various animals in dark purple, green, yellow, lavender and natural white created by the weft ikat (endek) technique and two...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indonesian (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, early 20th century

Place of Creation

Bali, Indonesia

Object Place

Indonesia

Dimensions

55 x 145 cm (21 5/8 x 57 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.664

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold and silver paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (endek, ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (songket).

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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