Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
A mounted hand-woven Malaysian Songket head cloth from the Palembang region of South Sumatra. Weft ikat, supplementary weft weave, silk and gold thread with natural dye. The red ground of the cloth with resist dye floral medallions and gold thread rosettes, bordered with geometric zig zag patterns These Songkets were traditionally hung from a wedding bed to announce the wealth of the family, and were also worn during religious ceremonies. The weaver must be highly skilled to create the Songket as they can take many months to complete. With age consistent wear.

19th century

Dimensions: 33 1/4" x 45"
item #1400177