Large red and gold silk sarong in pristine condition. It has an orange, red, black and gold-coloured chequered pattern in the main field, the 'badan', although the gold-coloured stripes dominate. A wide, vertical panel, called the 'kepala', has gold-coloured patterned stripes of two different widths. At each edge is a vertical row of heart-shaped motifs and the panel is framed top and bottom (at the selvedges) with a zig zag patterned border. The gold patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft using metal-wrapped thread. The warp ends are sewn together by hand. [Textile]

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