Ceremonial Skirt (tapis)

A work made of two panels joined: cotton and silk, stripes of warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and warp resist dyed (warp ikat) plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; appliquéd with wool, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, pineapple fiber, silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped bast fiber (probably ramie) in buttonhole, double running, split, stem, straight and surface satin; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors.
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  • A work made of two panels joined: cotton and silk, stripes of warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and warp resist dyed (warp ikat) plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; appliquéd with wool, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, pineapple fiber, silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped bast fiber (probably ramie) in buttonhole, double running, split, stem, straight and surface satin; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors.

Date:

Early 19th century

Artist:

Abung people
Indonesia, South Sumatra, northern Lampung area, Monggala

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Textiles

Artist

Abung

Title

Ceremonial Skirt (tapis)

Origin

Indonesia

Date

1801–1825

Medium

Two panels joined: cotton and silk, stripes of warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts, and warp resist dyed (warp ikat) plain weave with supplementary brocading wefts; appliquéd with wool, plain weave; embroidered with silk, cotton, pineapple fiber, silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped bast fiber (probably ramie) in buttonhole, double running, split, stem, straight and surface satin; laidwork and couching; embellished with metal-backed glass mirrors

Dimensions

110.5 x 113.7 cm (43 1/2 x 44 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection

Reference Number

2002.922

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