Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)

A work made of two panels joined: cotton and silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, cotton, gilt-metal coils, gilt-metal wire wrapped cotton ,gilt-metal-strip wrapped cotton and gilt-metal spangles in running stitches; laidwork, couching, and padded couching.
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  • A work made of two panels joined: cotton and silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, cotton, gilt-metal coils, gilt-metal wire wrapped cotton ,gilt-metal-strip wrapped cotton and gilt-metal spangles in running stitches; laidwork, couching, and padded couching.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Abung
Indonesia, South Sumatra, Lampung

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Artist

Abung

Title

Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)

Origin

Indonesia

Date

1801–1900

Medium

Two panels joined: cotton and silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, cotton, gilt-metal coils, gilt-metal wire wrapped cotton ,gilt-metal-strip wrapped cotton and gilt-metal spangles in running stitches; laidwork, couching, and padded couching

Dimensions

114.5 x 122 cm (45 x 48 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection

Reference Number

2002.988

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