Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Tapis is worn by women in Lampung as ceremonial dress. This tapis is patterned with bands of warp ikat, silk embroidery with angular design, and couched micas as well as mirrors.

Title: Woman’s Tube Skirt (Tapis)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: Before 1900

Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Culture: Kauer

Medium: Cotton, silk, mica, mirror

Technique: Plain weave, tie-resist dyed warp (warp ikat), embroidery

Dimensions: 138 x 115 cm (54 3/8 x 45 1/4 in)

Classification: Costumes; principal attire (lower body)

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

Object ID Number: 2022.12.KT674