Red silk skirt cloth, an unstitched sarong, decorated with metal thread supplementary weft, in pristine condition. The tabby- woven red silk ground has a large gold-coloured centre panel, the 'kepala', with two opposed columns of triangular motifs. To either side are the triangular-shaped 'tumpal'. The main design field, or 'badan', has a pattern made up of foliate motifs, which runs diagonally, and three different geometric motifs arranged in half-drops. The method of patterning, known as 'songket', is achieved using continuous supplementary weft, worked in twill and block weaving, using gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread.

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