Man's ceremonial wrapper (saput songket, kain songket)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

117 x 167 cm (46 1/16 x 65 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1489

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold and silver paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave, discontinuous supplemental weft patterning

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular silk cloth with a plaid main field of woven intersecting lines of green, violet-red and natural white accented by repeating geometric stars in gold and silver supplemental weft patterning. There are added borders hand stitched onto the main cloth of violet-red silk decorated with repeating geometric designs in gold and silver supplemental weft patterning. The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together down the center.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Hooper Fabens