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Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (tapis)

A work made of six loom widths: four loom widths of: silk, cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; embroidered with silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton in back and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors; and two loom widths of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, gold leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and gold-colored metal strip, in  back, double running, split, stem, and surface satin stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors.
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  • A work made of six loom widths: four loom widths of: silk, cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; embroidered with silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton in back and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors; and two loom widths of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, gold leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and gold-colored metal strip, in  back, double running, split, stem, and surface satin stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Paminggir
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Paminggir

Title

Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (tapis)

Place

Sumatra (Object made in)

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Made 1801–1900

Medium

Six loom widths: four loom widths of: silk, cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; embroidered with silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton in back and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors; and two loom widths of cotton, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, gold leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and gold-colored metal strip, in back, double running, split, stem, and surface satin stitches; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors

Dimensions

125.7 × 65.4 cm (49 1/2 × 25 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection

Reference Number

2002.915

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