Rectangular purple cotton ground cloth with a dense, overall field of repeating geometric motifs created by supplemental weft threads in gold. There is a yellow and gold gimp band hand stitched at the base of each crosswise border which is finished with a metallic fringe.
Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921
Marianne Brimmer Fund
Indonesian (Sumatran), Dutch colonial period, 19th century
192 x 41 cm (75 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread, metal, natural dyes; warp-faced (satin) weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold (songket)