Shoulder cloth, C-13

In Southeast Asia, high quality, hand-woven textiles were long considered a distinct form of wealth. Unlike commercial textiles which were usually made in workshops by men, hand-woven, individually made and decorated cloths were made by women and were spiritually charged.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Palembang, South Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: 223.0 x 85.5 cm
Accession No.
2013-00491
Material
Silk, mettalic threads
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of the Caddys in memory of M Daly Adjas
Category
Textiles

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