This Lampung tapis with cotton stripes of brick red, caramel, indigo and dark brown ornamented with gold wrapped thread make for such a pleasing design. Pucuk Rebung means bamboo shoot and its elongated triangle is a common motif found in the designs of the Lampung tapis. This piece likely would have been worn by a mid-life Mother attending ceremonies like a wedding. The alternating bands of squares, diamonds and triangles with a stylized border of leaves and vines touched with a bit of green silk thread make for dramatic visual interest.
I love the verticality of the pattern. Very good condition with something written near one border which may have been to identify it.
Size: 47" x 48"
Period: Late 19th Century or turn of the 20th Century.