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Ship Cloth (palepai) (Indonesia), 19th century

This is a Ship cloth (palepai). It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is cotton, silk, metallic threads and its technique is plain weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning (brocade). It is a part of the Textiles Department department.


Its dimensions are

H x W: 82.2 x 168 cm (32 3/8 x 66 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Ship Cloth (palepai) (Indonesia), 19th century; cotton, silk, metallic threads; H x W: 82.2 x 168 cm (32 3/8 x 66 1/8 in.); AU PANIER FLEURI FUND; 1957-73-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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