Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Tapis is worn by women in Lampung as ceremonial dress. This tapis is patterned with bands of warp stripes and gold thread embroidery.

Title: Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1850-1900

Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Culture: Abung

Medium: Cotton, metallic thread

Technique: Plain weave, embroidery

Dimensions: 42 x 47 cm (16 1/2 x 18 1/2 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

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

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT741