Indonesia, Sumatra, ca 1900
Silk velvet worked with glass seed beads, and metal thread braided and couched; attached metal thread lace and gilded metal pendants
Collection of Don Harper

Gold bobbin lace was a common edging for nyonya needlework, especially in Sumatra and Java. It is part of a wider practice in the archipelago of applying gold lace to accessories and garments.


  • Title: Mirror cover (detail)

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