Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Museum and the Online Archive of California
Creation Place:
Indonesia
Creation Place:
Lampung
Creation Place:
Sumatra
Title:
Textile; tatibin; ship cloth; wall decoration or gift wrap. Indonesia
Materials:
fabric
Materials:
woven
Materials:
supplementary weft
Materials:
cotton
Materials:
metallic yarn
Materials:
silk thread
Dimensions:
108.5 cm by 47.0 cm
Current Location:
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. University of California, Los Angeles.
Address:
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Object ID:
UCLA FMCH X83.243
Subject:
- ship animal tree diamond
- fabric woven supplementary weft cotton metallic yarn silk thread
Heading:
Content/Description
Notes:
REMARKS COMPILED IN 1987 BY ROY HAMILTON ON BASIS OF EXISTING RECORDS, EXAMINATION OF OBJECT, AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE: "Tatibin" are the third style of Lampung "ship cloths", rarer and lesser known than the smaller "tampan" or the larger "palepai". They are made with the same supplementary weft technique and served the same functions as decorations and gift wrappings at ceremonial occasions. In particular, "tatibin" were used to decorate a sitting platform for the bridal couple at weddings, where they were part of a tableau that also included "tampan" and "palepai". "Tatibin" were produced in a more limited areas than "tampan", occuring only on the southern coast of Lampung Province [Gittinger 1979:91].
Heading:
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Notes:
Gittinger, Mattiebelle. 1979. SPLENDID SYMBOLS: TEXTILES AND TRADITIONS IN INDONESIA. Washington D.C., The Textile Museum.
Collection Description:
METS ID:
ark:/13030/ft338nb1s 4

Textile; tatibin; ship cloth; wall decoration or gift wrap. Indonesia