Benkulu Traditional Textiles

Written by on October 1, 2010 in Sumatera Traditional Textiles with 0 Comments

9 Benkulu Traditional Textiles

 

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, Bengkulu

Bengkulu selandang; exc condition w fringe intact (IK)

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Bengkulu ‘bidap’ – silk weft ikat, gold thread work – Interesting piece. Ikat (silk) center area, uncommon gold work. (IK)

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Woman’s shoulder or hip cloth, Pasemah highlands, Bengkulu Province, Sumatra, mid-20th century or earlier, weft ikat patterning on cotton and other fibers, natural dyes.
Pasemah is a mysterious place, rarely visited by travellers, and not easily accessible. Many strange creatures, cultures and plants can be found there, including the Rafflesia arnoldii, a gargantuan flower that smells like rotting flesh. At left is a 1930s photograph of one about to bloom in the Pasemah highlands. The textile is almost as strange as the flower; the ikat patterns are simple, yet they resolve into complex coincidental patterns. (MT)

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Shouldercloth, Pasemah highlands, Bengkulu Province, Sumatra, 19th century, weft ikat patterning and gold supplementary weft on cotton and other fibers, natural dyes.
At left is an early 19th century illustration of the landscape of the Pasemah region, as recalled by a British expedition to the interior. Wild. The culture and the landscape of the Pasemah highlands to this day are little known and seldom studied. The inset photograph from the 1930s shows Pasemah dancers; a poignant illustration of the archaic nature of the cultures of the Bengkulu interior (MT)

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Jacket
19th century Bengkulu or Komering region south Sumatra Indonesia
cotton, gold thread
supplementary warp weave, supplementary weft weave, embroidery
40.0 (h) x 140.0 (w) cm . (NGA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, Bengkulu

(LUNA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, Bengkulu

(LUNA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, Bengkulu

(LUNA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, Bengkulu

Kauer People (LUNA)

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