ITEM 16344

Ceremonial cloth, slendang songket lepus rakam

Malay people, Palembang, Sumatra
Late 19th / early 20th century
Silk, metallic wrapped yarns; supplementary weft
270 x 91 cm / 106 x 36 in

Ex Hausman Collection

This ‘cloth of gold’ features a metrically repeating geometric motif to the Islamic taste, with triangle border elements locally called pucuk rebung bamboo shoot pattern.