Embroidered shoulder cloth is essential clothing item for Padang women of West Sumatra. This particular shoulder cloth would be worn on a wedding ceremony. The shoulder cloth would be combined with a kebaya and sarong.


  • Title: Shoulder cloth
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location Created: Padang, West Sumatra
  • Physical Dimensions: 146 x 46 cm
  • Provenance: Received as a gift from Mrs. Nelly Adam Malik
  • Type: Embroidery
  • Medium: Silk, metallic thread, hand embroidered

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