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

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century

Object Place: Bali, Indonesia


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


Gift to MFA on November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Hooper Fabens