Multiple-use ritual cloth from Simalungun District, North Sumatra.
It is worn as a shoulder cloth or a skirt. All variants of this textile are ritually presented in the following situations- given by the parents to their daughter pregnant with her first child, presented by the bride's parents to the bridegroom's parents during the wedding ceremony or used to cover the body of a grandparent.
Circa: 20th c
Dimensions: 60" x 28", 5" fringe
Inventory number: TX4519
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