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Man's lower body wrapper (ija plang rusa)

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Rectangular violet-red silk ground cloth with narrow lengthwise stripes of repeating brown and natural ecru chevron (plang) motifs. There is a border of repeating geometric motifs in gold supplemental weft thread along one lengthwise edge and a plain violet-red border along the other. The...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Sumatran, Achenese), Dutch colonial rule, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Aceh, Sumatra, Indonese

Dimensions

87 x 177 cm (34 1/4 x 69 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.819

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave ground, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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