Embroidery from South Sumatra
Embroideries were, and still are used in west and south Sumatra for special ceremonies, especially weddings. They grace pillow ends, walls and canopies of elaborate wedding ‘beds’, or ceremonial platforms. This one is composed of metallic couched motifs and metal sequins on a red felt background bordered by metallic and acryllic (added later?) thread. First half 20thc.
Size: 5.75″ x 10.75