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Headdress (uncertain)

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Object Number:
84-25-26
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Minangkebau
Provenience:
Sumatra
West Sumatra
Tanjung Sungayang
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Cotton
Synthetic Fiber
Description:
Shawl (songket basahi hitam) (basahi = black). A shawl which is dark or black, and looks wet, as if it had been dipped in water. Worn by men as a shawl, on the right shoulder. Worn by penghulu and on the occasion of the installation of a penghulu. Also worn by young girls and young married women, as a headdress.
Length:
187cm
Width:
61cm
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition; Peggy R. Sanday

Bibliography:

[Book] Sanday, Peggy R. & Kartiwa, Suwati. 1984. Cloth and Custom in West Sumatra. 26.4. pp. 13-29. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28
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