Gold and red silk sarong in pristine condition. It has a wide vertical gold-coloured panel, known as the 'kepala', worked on a red silk ground. The main field, known as the 'badan', has gold-coloured foliate motifs in half drop repeats, which run diagonally, alternating with a circular motif. The borders (along each selvedge) are also worked in gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread. This patterning, known as 'songket', is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft, using twill and block weaving. [Textile]
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