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Songket shawl
2006.3.1
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Masterpiece

This piece would not have been made for an ordinary person. It was undoubtedly made for a member of the royal family. Songket is known as one of the exclusive textiles for royalty.

History of the Object
This shawl was owned by H. E. Raja Fuziah Binti Raja Uda, a member of a Malay royal family.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk and gold threads 
Measurements
Width 76.5 cm Length 193.5 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
East Coast, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia 
Geography
Malaysia 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 14th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
To cover a Malay woman’s head and chest when she is out of her house. 
Acquisition
A gift to Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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