Man's lower body wrapper (ija plang rusa)

Indonesian (Sumatran, Achenese)
Dutch colonial rule
18th–19th century


Object Place: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonese

Dimensions

87 x 177 cm (34 1/4 x 69 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.819

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave ground, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular violet-red silk ground cloth with narrow lengthwise stripes of repeating brown and natural ecru chevron (plang) motifs. There is a border of repeating geometric motifs in gold supplemental weft thread along one lengthwise edge and a plain violet-red border along the other. The crosswise edges are unfinished.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased on July 17, 1930
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund