Sarong Tapis Sumatra Lampung Indonesia Mica Sequins Gold Woven Antique Textile
Ceremonial Kauer Krakatoa
This an early ceremonial sarong textile hand woven from Southern Sumatra region of Indonesia. It appears to be 19th century, possibly pre Krakatoa Volcano.
I have seen similar weaving’s from the Kauer People of Lampung. It is fully decorated with tiny pieces of Mica called CREMAK. It is super finely woven in two panels, with striped band pattern.
It is embroidered with gold thread along the border.
I read that all Lampung women must complete a TAPIS skirt cloth prior to marriage, each village having a distinct pattern. It was worn with a short jacket.
In good condition, very light water mark stain hardly visible. It measures 47 x 43 inches.
Over 800 sequins sewn in.