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Tirai (Indonesia)

Ceremonial hanging (tirai) from eastern Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th century. Ceremonial hanging (tirai) from eastern Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th century. Courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art, acc. no. M.84.253.7.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art houses an embroidered ceremonial hanging (tirai) from eastern Sumatra, Indonesia, which dates to the nineteenth century. The embroidery is worked with silk and gold thread embroidery, with pieces of mica and with lace made from metallic thread, on a woollen ground material. It measures 62.8 x 89.2 cm.

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