University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 91-23-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sumatra
Gold Thread
Length: 298cm
Width: 73cm
Credit Line:Gift of Anthony Plowright, 1991


Silk shawl (?) with long fringes on ends. Central panel patterned by weft ikat in deep purple-red with natural, grey blue and dark purple. Motif is the wings and tail of the mythical bird Garuda (?). End panels deep red, with broad bands of tree and flower designs in gold supplementary weft. At each end five gold threads and another narrow band of gold designs. Fringes 30 cm. long.

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