Man's ceremonial wrapper (saput songket, kamuh songket)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early to mid-20th century

Object Place: Bali, Indonesia


124.3 x 142.2 cm (48 15/16 x 56 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with metallic gold and silver paper-wrapped silk thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, pieced

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s ceremonial wrapper with design in main field of silk plaid composed of intersecting bands and stripes in purple, pink, green, yellow and black accented with simple floral motifs created by gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; two purple lengthwise borders and two violet-red crosswise borders, each decorated with repeating geometric patterns in gold and silver discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; constructed of eight lengths hand- and machine-stitched together.


Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian to the MFA on September 17, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ivan Hekimian