jmst1: Woman's Shoulder Cloth "Lawon".

Palembang District, Sumatra Island, Indonesia.
Silk, dyes. L: 79" (200.7 cm), W: 35" (89 cm).

The intricate art of resist dyeing found its way to Southeast Asia from the Indian subcontinent, gaining popularity primarily in Islamic regions.
Lawons are meticulously crafted using the tritik method, where the resist lines are created through tightly gathered stitching, requiring extreme precision
to create rectangular patterns when the stitching is removed. Lawons were used as dowry offerings and played a role in house-raising ceremonies.
Their contemporary appeal can be attributed to the striking similarities between their intricate designs and the minimalist paintings of the renowned artist Mark Rothko.

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