100 yrs Old Brocade Damask Woman Songket Sari Textile Burgundy with Metallic Gold Threads Wedding Lotus & Stupa Motif belonging to Nobility royalty Hand woven with Handspun Silk 52"x 32" (SG37) from Klugkung Bali

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Old Brocade Woman Wedding Songket , Once Belonged to Balinese Royalty / Nobility. Burgundy Embroidery with Metallic Gold Threads, with Lotus Flower and Stupa Motifs. Handwoven with Handspun Silk and Cotton Blend.

SIZE: 52" x 32"



There are quite a few repairs and small holes all over the silk, too many small holes to count, but fabric is still very strong and the holes do not show when we place the piece on the wall as a display and do not distract from the beauty of this older masterpiece.

It was passed on from one generation to the next and at one time, cut in 1/2 and resewn, the seam is seen in the middle.

Good condition for silk this age and we are selling it for a lot less because of the holes and repairs.

I have seen this type of old songket weaving with extreme minute details sell in the $1,000.00's on the internet even with holes and rips.

This is a bargain that was part of our private collection and now for sale at a fraction of its value.

Songket is a fabric that belongs to the family of brocade textiles. It is hand woven in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect. In the weaving process the metallic threads are inserted in between the silk or cotton weft (latitudinal) threads. The term songket comes from the Malay Indonesian word sungkit, which means "to hook". It has something to do with the method of songket making; to hook and pick a group of threads, and then slip the gold threads in it. The word menyongket means "to embroider with gold or silver threads":. Songket is a luxury product traditionally worn during ceremonial occasions as sarong, shoulder cloths or head ties. Tanjak or Songket headdresses were worn at the courts of the Malay Sultanates and nobility. Traditionally women and adolescent girls wove songket and traditionally-patterned textiles embodied a system of interpretable emblems to the few that were able to create them and wear them.

From our private collection accumulated over 35 years.


This old entirely hand embroidered hand woven Traditional Wedding Metallic Brocade has silver embroidery motifs on a very finely woven dyed with natural pigments background. Older piece in good condition (for its age), like this one, were hard to find from the mid 1900’s on. Gorgeous coloration & very fine delicate weave and extensive silver embroideries & minute designs woven in metallic thread on a rich colored background. We have sold these pieces in the $1,000.00's in the past. We are looking to retire and are starting to liquidate what is left in our private collection.