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Javanese Royal Gold & Silver Embroidered Jacket

Country Of Origin

Java

Region

Solo or Yogyakarta

Date

Circa 1900

Materials

Wool, metal threads, pailletes

Technique

Embroidery

Condition

Excellent condition

This type of Jacket was worn by nobles and royals in the Islamic Courts of Solo and Yogyakarta. It is made in the European manner, either in Europe and exported to Java or possibly by a European who set up shop there. The ornate metal embroidery is highlighted by pailletes and the leaf design that edges the jacket is embroidered in alternating silver and gold thread. The jacket is accompanied by a strip of black velvet embroidered to match the work on the jacket; its purpose is unclear.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1379

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