Large orange, purple and gold textile length which, when sewn together at the warp ends, would make a tubular skirt cloth. The warp is a fine orange/red silk. A wide central panel, known as the 'kepala', has an orange ground, and regularly spaced on it are gold-coloured eight-pointed stars alternating with smaller geometric motifs. This panel is framed on all four sides with a geometric pattern. Flanking the kepala is the main field, the 'badan', which is purple and another section of it has a cream/purple shot silk ground. The 'badan' contains small-scale 'X'-shaped motifs, laid out on the diagonal. The gold-coloured patterning is worked in continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft using metal-wrapped thread. [Textile]

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