Indonesian Sumatran tapis cotton and metal sarong featuring a ground fabric is striped red and black and embroidered with gold thread. Text is commonly used for decorative and ritual effects. The text on this particular piece is written in a mix of Bahasa Indonesia and the local Lampung language and features well-wishes for the wearer of the tapis.

Sumatran Woman's Ceremonial Sarong - 2' x 3'8

Regular price $1,250.00 Sale

Woman's ceremonial sarong or tapis, made by the Abung people from Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.

This type of textile was reserved for ceremonial occasions and festivities, and was a way for the wearer to display her wealth and success. The ground fabric is striped red and black and embroidered with gold thread. Text is commonly used for decorative and ritual effects. The text on this particular piece is written in a mix of Bahasa Indonesia and the local Lampung language and features well-wishes for the wearer of the tapis

In excellent condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Lightweight cotton embroidered with metallic thread has a heavy draping handle. 

 

Size: 2' x 3'8" [61cm x 112cm]

Age: Q1 20th Century (1900-1925)

Country of Origin: Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia

Type of Textile: Ceremonial Tapis 

Material: Cotton with metallic thread embroidery

Pile Height: Flat with raised embroidery

Condition: Excellent

 

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