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Silk and Gold Thread Hip Wrapper for Royalty

1876

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

This phaa yok (metallic brocade) textile with mat mii (ikat) embellishment, woven in an Indian-style but likely produced in Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand,, is decorated with the phum khao bin (“heads of rice”) pattern in the main field and three borders at each end, both features that indicate this textile was intended for royalty.

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Details

  • Title: Silk and Gold Thread Hip Wrapper for Royalty
  • Date Created: 1876
  • Location Created: Washington D.C., USA
  • Physical Dimensions: 304.8 L x 95.25 W cm
  • Provenance: Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology;Photo by Jim Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Kate D. Sherwood
  • Type: Dress

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