Man's lower body wrapper (ija plang rusa, sarong)

Indonesian (Sumatran, Acehnese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Object Place: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

86 x 94 cm (33 7/8 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

30.818

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread, natural dyes; plain and warp-faced plain-weave, warp yarn resist-dyed, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular violet-red silk cloth with unfinished crosswise edges. The primary design elements are of a central field of narrow lengthwise stripes and repeating chevron motifs in violet-red, green, black, yellow and natural white created by the warp ikat technique and accented with simple abstract “stars” created by metallic gold supplemental weft threads. On each lengthwise edge there is a border of repeating diamond motifs created by gold supplemental weft threads on violet-red ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund