Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Museum and the Online Archive of California
Creation Place:
Bali
Creation Place:
Indonesia
Title:
Textile; breast or waist wrapper. Indonesia
Date:
1941
Materials:
handwoven
Materials:
supplementary weft
Materials:
"songket"
Materials:
weft ikat
Materials:
silk
Materials:
metallic thread
Materials:
textile
Dimensions:
234.0 cm by 14.0 cm
Current Location:
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. University of California, Los Angeles.
Address:
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Object ID:
UCLA FMCH X61.50
Subject:
- handwoven supplementary weft "songket" weft ikat silk metallic thread
textile
Heading:
Content/Description
Notes:
REMARKS COMPILED IN 1987 BY ROY HAMILTON ON BASIS OF EXISTING RECORDS, EXAMINATION OF OBJECT, AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE: Pieced fragment. Identical to X61.49; probably both parts of the same original cloth. "Songket" refers to the Indonesian technique of supplementary weft weaving with metallic thread. In this cloth, gold- wrapped thread is used. A narrow cloth like this could still be used as a breast or waist wrapper for ceremonial occasions. Collected during the decade prior to World War II.
Collection Description:
METS ID:
ark:/13030/ft7f59p15 q

Textile; breast or waist wrapper. Indonesia