Songket cushion cover

This purple cushion cover is decorated using silver metallic thread. It features the central motif of a bat, a symbol for prosperity. This would have been used together with a chair cover to adorn chairs meant for important ceremonies during weddings.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Manado, Indonesia
Dimension
Unknown Type: 43.7 x 47.5 cm
Accession No.
2012-00653
Material
Velvet and metallic thread
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift in memory of Family Tan Tjien Sian, Manado.
Category
Textiles