Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Tapis is worn by women in Lampung as ceremonial dress. This tapis depicts rows of colorful bands in orange and brown, further embellished with couched sequins and lead-backed micas and metallic thread embroideries.

Title: Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Before 1900

Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Culture: Kauer

Medium: Cotton, metallic thread, mica, sequin

Technique: Plain weave, embroidery

Dimensions: 57 x 110 cm (22 1/2 x 43 3/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

Credit Line: Gift of Helena Hernmarck in memory of Mary Kahlenberg, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT676