This songket sarong was made by the Bataks from Northern Sumatra. It was inspired by the songket textiles from Silungkang in Western Sumatra. The Silungkang are famous for their songket.
Perfect for the boho and eclectic stye lover. Suitable to be worn as sarong or skirt, for bed cover, throw, wall hanging and any sewing projects.
▪︎90cm x 107 cm (35.5 x 42") when sewn in tube form.
▪︎late 20th century
▪︎metal threads and woven silk
▪︎As with any vintage items there are signs of wear and tear such as loose threads and repairs, as shown in the pictures. Please get in touch if you would like more informations.
▪︎dry clean only
Songket is a fabric that belongs to the brocade family of textiles of the Malay World. It is a luxury product traditionally worn during ceremonial occasions as sarong, shoulder cloths or head ties and tanjak, a headdress.
This piece was hand woven in silk in two pieces and joined across the middle. It has been intricately patterned with metal supplementary weft thread float, inserted during the weaving process.
The contrasting panel is known as tumpal. It is in 'pucuk rebung' (bamboo shoots) motif, symbolising strength, growth, rejuvenation and good luck.
The tumpal is meant to be worn in middle front or back when wrapped as sarong.
*pictures are very close representation of the item however not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.