Phaa nung (hip wrapper)
Indian for the Thai market
19th century
Description

Hip wrapper (phaa nung) of gold metallic thread and rust-colored silk, the main field witha lattice pattern of foliate scrolls enclosing stylized floral and foliate motif; deep borders at each end with bands of various motifs including botehs and stylized floral motifs with scrolling elements; wide side borders with bands of geometric patterning and flower-head and scroll trail; all patterning in gold outlined in rust silk. The reverse lined in a maroon and white floral printed cotton.

Edges frayed in some places and later mends along the borders.

Size

117.5 x 34.25 in. (298.45 x 86.995 cm)

Price

$750

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