Palembang Wedding Headdress, Antique, Sumatra, Indonesia
Indonesia ~ South Sumatra | Red cotton ceremonial didem with gilded ornaments. Worn by local Malays but is based on a Chinese wedding headdress. Such headdresses were referred to as Ba Xian by the Straits Chinese community on the Malaysian peninsular, on account of the Ba Xian (eight immortals) who are often depicted on such headdresses. | Late 19th century, Palembang | Sold
Indonesia ~ West Sumatra, Minangkabau | Embellished velvet collar; gold foil, metal foil, silver gilt, velvet, cotton | 19th - early 20th century || Source: 'Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago'; pg 293
Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Tapis) Date: 18th century or earlier Geography: Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province Culture: Lampung Medium: Cotton, silk.
Indonesia ~ Palembang, Sumatra | Crown; gilded copper. ca. late 19th to early 20th century || Such a crown was probably worn by a noblewoman or dancer at the court of Palembang in southeastern Sumatra.: