Lower body wrapper

Indonesian (Sumatran, possibly Batak)
Dutch colonial rule
18th or 19th century

Object Place: Sumatra, Indonesia


113 x 184 cm (44 1/2 x 72 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold on yellow silk thread; plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular silk cloth woven in fine vertical stripes of red, orange and green, crossed by almost invisible stripes of green; along each side, broad purple bands with cream-white selvedge; across each end, geometric border with long points, woven with gold thread (gilded silver wound on yellow silk). Warp fringe at each end twisted with gold.


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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund