Embroidered panel

The recurrent auspicious motifs of phoenixes and butterflies suggest that these panels would have been likely commissioned for a wedding. Phoenixes are often used as representative of the bride and butterflies are considered symbols of conjugal felicity, particularly when paired with flowers

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Indonesia - South Sumatra
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 43.5 x 99.0 cm
Accession No.
2015-00447
Material
Silk thread, gold wrapped thread, sequins
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Textiles