Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Museum and the Online Archive of California
Creation Place:
Bali
Creation Place:
Indonesia
Title:
Textile; waist cloth; ceremonial decoration. Indonesia
Date:
1941
Materials:
handwoven
Materials:
supplementary weft
Materials:
"songket"
Materials:
cotton?
Materials:
silk?
Materials:
metallic thread
Materials:
textile
Dimensions:
90.0 cm by 39.0 cm
Current Location:
Fowler Museum of Cultural History. University of California, Los Angeles.
Address:
Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
Object ID:
UCLA FMCH X61.51
Subject:
- handwoven supplementary weft "songket" cotton? 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: "Songket" refers to the Indonesian technique of supplementary weft weaving with metallic thread. A piece like this could be used as a waist cloth or as decoration for ceremonial occasions. Has been lined for support due to deteriorating condition. Collected during the decade prior to World War II.
Collection Description:
METS ID:
ark:/13030/ft138nb0m f

Textile; waist cloth; ceremonial decoration. Indonesia