Ceremonial lower body wrapper (kain sembiran)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century

Object Place: Bali, Indonesia


103.5 x 193 cm (40 3/4 x 76 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; weft-face plain-weave, weft yarn resist-dyed (endek, ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular burgundy-red cotton ground cloth with narrow crosswise stripes woven of yellow, blue and natural ecru and a central crosswise band made up of alternating narrow bands of geometric motifs in gold supplemental weft threads and stripes of blue, red and natural ecru created by the weft ikat technique.


Purchased by MFA through Dr. A. K. Coomaraswamy on March 5, 1925

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund