Nobleman's Gold Embroidered Trousers - Sumatra
Country Of Origin
Palembang, South Sumatra
Cotton, silk damask, gold thread, red silk thread, pailletes
Couching and embroidery
Losses to the pailletes
These elegant trousers were worn for ceremonies and court occasions by nobleman. The damask would have been imported from Europe and the gold wrapped thread as well showing in very visible way the wealth and status of the wearer.
- Sumatra Crossroads of Cultures. KITLV Press. Leiden. 2009. pp.124. Fig.9.5 .
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