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Man's lower body wrapper (ija plang rusa, sarong)

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Rectangular violet-red silk cloth with unfinished crosswise edges. The primary design elements are of a central field of narrow lengthwise stripes and repeating chevron motifs in violet-red, green, black, yellow and natural white created by the warp ikat technique and accented with simple...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Sumatran, Acehnese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

86 x 94 cm (33 7/8 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

30.818

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread, natural dyes; plain and warp-faced plain-weave, warp yarn resist-dyed, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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