Lampung Tapis Pucuk Rebung
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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. 

$1,575

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