Image: Indonesian Textile: E85846A

Indonesian Textile: E85846A

This small hanging for a bridal bed or chamber is made of silk, damask and cotton with metallic thread embroidery and mirror pieces. It probably was traded from southern China in the 19th century and used in the Palembang district of south Sumatra – for centuries an important centre of maritime trade, Chinese commerce and the home of a prosperous Peranakan community. Size: 70x106cm.

Stan Florek
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