Pasemah People Textiles

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

Pasemah people traditional textiles

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, South Sumatra, Palembang, pasemah

Shoulder or skirt cloth
[kain bidak]
c.1800-99 Pasemah region Sumatra Indonesia
silk, cotton, natural dyes, gold thread
weft ikat, supplementary weft weave
250.0 (h) x 112.0 (w) cm . (NGA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, South Sumatra, Palembang, pasemah

Besemah (Pasemah) people
Ceremonial shoulder cloth
19th century Bengkulu or Lampung south Sumatra Indonesia
silk, cotton, gold thread
supplementary weft weave
157.0 (h) x 58.0 (w) cm . (NGA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, South Sumatra, Palembang, pasemah

Besemah people
Woman’s skirt
19th century Bengkulu south Sumatra Indonesia
cotton, silk, mirrors
supplementary weft weave, embroidery, couching, applique
cylinder 116.0 (h) x 150.0 (w) cm . (NGA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, South Sumatra, Palembang, pasemah

Pasemah People
cloth
19th century Pasemah region south Sumatra Indonesia
cotton, natural dyes
supplementary weft weave . (NGA)

Traditional Textiles Indonesia, indonesia, fabrics, clothes,textiles, tribal, Handwoven fabric, weavings, batik, sarong, ikat, sonket, sumatra, South Sumatra, Palembang, pasemah

Pasemah Songket Runner (TP)

This finely woven silk and fine cotton textile from Pasemah, in central Sumatera, was probably used as a shouldercloth or headwrap, tho no fold lines are in evidence. It consists of a field of red and black plaid bordered by two identical ends with songket bands and rosettes (the metal has worn off most of the threads). The ends are beautifully finished with fine silk edging and small knots made from warp threads. This piece has a few small holes, one tear (see damage) and a few spots, but is in otherwise excellent condition. Pasemah textiles were little known until the last decade or so, but are now prized by collectors. First third 20thc. Size: 80″x30″

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