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Woman's ceremonial lower body wrapper (tapis)

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Square-shaped dark brown cotton skirt constructed of two lengths hand stitched together lengthwise and embroidered along the top of the seam, each with a band of embroidery between two bands of warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat) patterning. The embroidered bands contain mythological amoeboid...

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Provenance

Purchased from Jeff Holmgren and Anita Spertus by MFA on September 10, 1980. Collected by dealers in Indonesia.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Indonesian (Sumatran, Paminggir), Dutch colonial period, 19th century

Object Place

South Sumatra, Lampong region, Indonesia

Dimensions

Overall: 129 x 119cm (50 13/16 x 46 7/8in.)

Accession Number

1980.281

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes, plain-weave ground, warp yarn-resist dyed (ikat) and embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes