Rectangular dark violet-red silk ground cloth with crosswise bands of alternating geometric motifs created by supplemental weft threads in gold and silk. The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together down the center and has narrow hand stitched hems on each crosswise end.
Gift of Mrs. Clifford Smith to the MFA on April 14, 1938
Gift of Mrs. Clifford Smith
Indonesian (West Sumatran, Minangkebau), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century
West Sumatra, Indonesia
Overall: 264 x 78 cm (103 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold and silk