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Nobleman's Gold Embroidered Trousers - Sumatra

Tribe Dynasty

Malay People

Country Of Origin

Indonesia

Region

Palembang, South Sumatra

Date

19th century

Materials

Cotton, silk damask, gold thread, red silk thread, pailletes

Technique

Couching and embroidery

Condition

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.

References

  • Edited by Francine Brinkgreve an Retno Sulistianingsih. Sumatra Crossroads of Cultures. KITLV Press. Leiden. 2009. pp.124. Fig.9.5

Price

Price on request

Reference No

1370

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