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Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia

Title
Woman’s jacket
Place of origin
LampungSumatraIndonesia
Cultural origin
Kauer people
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
homespun and machine loomed cotton, cowrie shells, and mirrors
Dimensions

28.8 x 141.6 cm (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
77.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

Young unmarried women wear such jackets with tapis skirts. These clothes are their festival clothes, and women used to weave them in preparation for their weddings. This jacket is decorated with running stitch embroidery and mirrors on the front, and supplementary weft weaving on the back. Both sides are embellished with shaped cowrie shells. The jacket is lined with plain cotton.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.