Lower body wrapper (kamben)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

61 x 113 cm (24 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.808

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (endek, ikat)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular violet-red silk cloth with unfinished crosswise ends. The primary design elements are of three large winged lions, or singa, from Hindu mythology in violet red, yellow, green, blue and natural ecru surrounded by scrolling floral motifs created by weft-yarn resist dye process. There is a narrow violet-red border on all sides.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund