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Ceremonial Textile (Tampan)

A work made of four panels joined; cotton, gilt-metal strip, silvered-paper-strip wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; stitched together with pineapple fiber.
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  • A work made of four panels joined; cotton, gilt-metal strip, silvered-paper-strip wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; stitched together with pineapple fiber.

Date:

Late 19th century

Artist:

Paminggir people
Indonesia, South Sumatra, Lampung area, Possibly Kota Agung

About this artwork

Ceremonial textiles like this one—called tampan—were used in rites of passage and as wrappings for ritual gift exchanges. The images of ships that appear on these fabrics were considered symbolic of transitions, evoking vessels that ensured safe conduct from one phase of life to the next. This example features depictions of a European ship, rather than one that would have been used in the region; the reason for this unusual choice is unknown.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Paminggir

Title

Ceremonial Textile (Tampan)

Place

Indonesia (Object made in)

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Made 1875–1900

Medium

Four panels joined; cotton, gilt-metal strip, silvered-paper-strip wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; stitched together with pineapple fiber

Dimensions

75.2 × 240.7 cm (29 5/8 × 94 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection

Reference Number

2002.910

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