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Title

Woman’s jacket

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Woman’s jacket by
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  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • 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.