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Ceremonial sarong, "tapis", couched metallic thread, silk, cotton, early 20th century, Lampung, Sumatra. Tapis are heavily ornamented ceremonial sarongs made and worn by women in the south Sumatran province of Lampung, Indonesia. Tapis are made from cloth strips that are woven by hand from dyed cotton and silk threads, then sewn together into a tube, and finally decorated with gold, silk, mirrors, and other precious materials. Size: 44'' x 23'' (112 x 58 cm).


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Antique Ceremonial Tapis with Gold Thread

Estimate $600 - $1,000Oct 27
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Philadelphia, PA, USA