Kain Lawon (Women’s Shawl). 19th century. Palambang, Sumatra - Indonesia. Often likened to the paintings of Mark Rothko, the ageing silk of the Kain Lawon has a soft shimmer and delicate surface unlike any painting. They are vibrant, elegant and stylistically modern despite being a century old. This and more rare Asian textiles for sale on CuratorsEye.com.