Songket Fabric - Black Gold & Copper
$ 195.00 USD
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This piece of fabric makes a beautiful wall-hanging draping from a brass rail or bamboo rod; can be turned into decorative cushions for the bed or living room; upholstered onto a bedhead or used for an accent draped across the end of the bed.
Traditionally seen enveloping the bodies of royalty in the courts of kingdoms in Indonesia, Songket is considered the most prestigious and luxurious of all the Indonesian textiles. These days, Songket is donned only for the most special of ceremonies such as weddings or teeth-filings and a Balinese person would likely own only a single piece of Songket in their lifetime.
The intricacy in each piece of Songket takes a single person two months to create on a backstrap loom; though it looks like embroidery, each motif is meticulously woven into the cloth as it is made.
The motifs and colours used in Songket are particular to the regions where each piece is made – this exquisite piece of Songket has been hand-woven in the Karangasem regency of Bali notable for its mesmerising weaving of metallic threads into the cloth.