Coat of variegated beadwork in web backed with cotton cloth, showing an anthropomorphic design in bands: Indonesian, Borneo, Sarawak, Sea Dyak Museum reference A.1906.112 Production information Sarawak, Borneo, Indonesia, SOUTH EAST ASIA Style / Culture Sea Dyak
1540 - 1549 Until the mid 20th century a man’s shirt was an item of underwear. However, those parts of it exposed when the wearer was fully dressed were often embellished. In this example, the collar and cuffs are embroidered in a pattern of stylised columbine and leaves in cross stitch. The embroidery continues on the seams of the sleeves and shirt body, even though these would not be seen.