Lower body wrapper (sarong)

Indonesian (Sumatran)
Dutch colonial rule
19th–early 20th century


Object Place: Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

113 x 180 cm (44 1/2 x 70 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1619

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold and gold paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed, discontinuous supplemental weft patterning in gold

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular green silk cloth with regular lines of metallic gold supplemental weft threads, a wide central violet-red band with stylized floral and paisley motifs created by metallic gold supplemental weft patterning, and a narrow violet-red border in a metallic gold repeating geometric pattern along each lengthwise edge.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on May 3, 1917

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund