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Woman's ceremonial lower body wrapper (tapis)

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Yellow-orange (turmeric), reddish-brown, and blue (indigo) cotton cloth made up of five panels handstitched together--three woven alternating with two embroidered--fantastic ships and shrines embroidered in cream silk with accents in red, blue, yellow; mica pieces inserted. Yellow-orange woven...

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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 rule, 19th century

Object Place

South Sumatra (Krui), Lampong region, Indonesia


135 x 128 cm (53 1/8 x 50 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground, natural dyes, silk embroidery, metallic gold paper wrapped-thread discontinuous supplementary weft patterning and couching, applied pieces of mica-covered lead.


Textiles and Fashion Arts