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Gold Songket sarong Sisampiang Minangkabau Sumatra
US$ 450

A gold Silk Sisampiang (male ceremonial sarong) from Minangkabau west Sumatra with gold threat, this Sisampiang covering the trousers from waist to the knee and held in place by belt, usually the Sisampiang is red silk heavilly embellished with gold supplementary weft, connoting the richess of the wearer, this sarong is red symbolozing the bravery of a Penghulu (leader). The checked pattern of the ground cloth is formed by using two different shades of red silk both in the wrap and in weaft threads, the square are further delineated by warp and weft stripes of bast fibre called Ramin, the Kapalo (centre) is partened with supplementary weft of gold wrapped threads, late 19th to early 20th century, good condition.

Name: Sisampiang male ceremonial sarong.
Origin: Malay people Minangkabau west Sumatra Indonesia.
Dimension: 47" or 120 cm long x 37" or 94 cm wide. sewn in tube skirt.
Material: Cotton, gold threat, natural dyes, supplementary weft weave, silk.

Similar piece with different motif is in Walk In Splendor "ceremonial dress and the Minangkabau" page 88 plate 5.27 ISBN 0-930741-73-0.

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