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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis)

18th century or earlier

Cotton, silk, mica, silver metallic thread; embroidery

114 × 132 cm (44 7/8 × 51 15/16 in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.116
Geography: 
Made in Martapura, northwest Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Lampung
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. Acquired in Sabu, south Lampung. First Known Collector: Abdul, from Sabu

Bibliography: 

Mattiebelle Gittinger, Splendid Symbols: Textiles and Tradition in Indonesia (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985), 83, fig. 44.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.