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Sarong (kain Songket) (Indonesia), early 19th century

This is a Sarong (kain songket). It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is silk, metallic threads and its technique is plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Edith Wetmore. It is credited Gift of Edith Wetmore.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 111.5 x 214.6 cm (43 7/8 x 84 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Sarong (kain Songket) (Indonesia), early 19th century; silk, metallic threads; H x W: 111.5 x 214.6 cm (43 7/8 x 84 1/2 in.); Gift of Edith Wetmore; 1937-8-2

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