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Title

Woman’s jacket

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Lampung Sumatra Indonesia


Cultural origin

Kauer people


Date

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.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

77.2012