A cotton batik head cloth patterned with nineteen red and blue squares in each direction, over printed in gold to create one square overlaying another. The border with floral tendrils surrounded by a border which simulates a fringe.
Indonesian, Sumatra, Jambi, 1900s
Measurements: 85.5 x 87.2 cm (33 2/3 x 34 1/3 inches)
Provenance: from a private English collection.
*The number 19 represents the coming together of the cycles of the sun and moon after 19 solar years; numerically important
in Islamic cultures.