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Antique Ceremonial Sarong on Frame

  • Antique Ceremonial Sarong, South Sumatra Circa 1900
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call for pricing 310-204-5885
Weight:
50.00 LBS
Current Stock:
1
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Antique Ceremonial Sarong

The Abung people of Lampung Sumatra Indonesia had a rich culture often holding elaborate feasts and ceremonies where heavily embellished costumes showed off their properity.  The shimmering tubular tapis is traditionally worn around the waist secured with a belt with a selendant wrapped over the shoulders.  The use of gold thread couching was a prominent decorative feature in ceremonial clothing of the Abung. Richly adorend cloths signified prosperity and noble status.

This old piece has been opened and is sewn from two panels of woven cotton with stripes of earth brown, ochre and blue then embroidered with gold twine mirrored sequins Warp faced plain weave with triangular diamond pattern.

Material: Cotton, metallic gold yarn,  Size: on Frame 57.25x2.75x55.25,  Circa 1900

 

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