University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 84-25-26
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sumatra
West Sumatra
Tanjung Sungayang
Synthetic Fiber
Length: 187cm
Width: 61cm
Credit Line:West Sumatra Expedition; Peggy R. Sanday, 1984


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.


[Article] Sanday, Peggy R. & Kartiwa, Suwati. 1984. Cloth and Custom in West Sumatra. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 26 (4): 13-29. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28 (Fig. 23)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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