Man's lower body wrapper (ija plang rusa)

Indonesian (Sumatran, Achenese)
Dutch colonial rule
18th–19th century

Object Place: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonese


87 x 177 cm (34 1/4 x 69 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave ground, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular violet-red silk ground cloth with narrow lengthwise stripes of repeating brown and natural ecru chevron (plang) motifs. There is a border of repeating geometric motifs in gold supplemental weft thread along one lengthwise edge and a plain violet-red border along the other. The crosswise edges are unfinished.


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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund