breast cloth

Breast cloth for a woman, anteng, of songket woven from commercially spun maroon cotton yarn dyed with artificial dyestuffs with a supplementary weft pattern in silver wire. This consists of a wide striped selvedge border with a zig zag strip projecting into the centre field, a narrow dentate band along the shorter ends and a design in the main field consisting of a wide stripe down the middle with outward-facing triangles at each side and on either side of this a strip of contiguous geometric motifs. Hemmed at both short ends with machine stitching. Bali, Indonesia. (AF89.8)

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