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Man's ceremonial wrapper (saput songket, kampuh songket)

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Rectangular silk cloth with design in main field of plaid composed of intersecting lines in violet-red, black and natural with small star-like floral motifs inside each square; crosswise borders are of deep violet-red with design of repeating geometric floral pattern in metallic gold and silver...

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Provenance

Gift to MFA on January 14, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of the Honorable George Holden Tinkham

Indonesian (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

Height x width: 62 1/2 x 48 in. (158.8 x 121.9 cm)

Accession Number

43.19

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with metallic gold and silver wrapped paper thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes