Worldwide Wild Silk Products and other Indonesian Textiles
(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae / Bombycidae)


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wall decoration: wayang kulit, Yogyakarta, Central Java, made from goatskin and water buffalo horn





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Tasar Silk - Antheraea paphia (LINNAEUS, 1758)
A Baluchari shawl from West Bengal,
yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven,
brocaded in cotton or acrylic.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2013





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A gamucha composed of muga silk - Antheraea assamensis (HELFER, 1737),
hand-woven in Assam.
The gamucha is a multi-purpose cloth used all over Assam.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019





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Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 47x210cm with ornamentation.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: mahagoni tree (Meliaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in August 2019.





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Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 90x105cm
Natural colored fabric from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: mahagoni tree (Meliaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in August 2019.





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Cricula Silk - Cricula trifenestrata (HELFER, 1837) 115x250cm.
A fabric from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Natural colored, yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Cocoon were wild collected in Central Java.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Mixed Fagara Silk and Cricula Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) (weft) and Cricula trifenestrata (HELFER, 1837) (weft) 75x205cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 75x210cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: tea plants Camellia sinensis (L.) KUNTZE.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 75x205cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: various plants.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 40x170cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Scarf made of cotton 43x190cm (left) and fabric made of Bombyx mori silk (right) 44x53cm.
Both items are from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia and were dyed with natural colors.
Both items were hand-woven and traditionally colored.
Donations from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 46x205cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: sirsak tree (Annona muricata L.).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x160cm.
Discolored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven. Cocoons had discolored under the inadvertent influence of rain prior spinning.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 47x200cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven. The scarf is with ornamentation.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 47x200cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns were hand-spun and hand-woven. The scarf is with ornamentation.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk,Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x200cm.
Batik scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
The item was hand-spun, hand-woven, batik hand-painted and colored with natural dyes.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x220cm.
Scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
The item was hand-spun, hand-woven, and colored with natural dyes.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Woman's chaddar (Shawl) of 100% eri silk - Samia ricini.
Natural-colored, hand-spun, and hand-woven in Assam.
This is an ethnographic piece.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019





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A vintage dupatta or hijab of muga silk - Antheraea assamensis.
Silk reeled, natural-colored, and hand-woven in Assam and finished in Northwest India. Pattern hand-painted.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019





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A women's dupatta of muga silk - Antheraea assamensis.
Hand-woven in Assam, embroidered by hand in Northwest India.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019





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A scarf (lamba) composed of landibe silk Borocera sp.
Made in Soatanana, Madagascar, Colored with natural dyes, the yarn was hand-spun and the scarf was hand-woven.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019





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Hand-painted batik cotton fabric, colored with natural dyes (size 114x 242 cm).
The batik is from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Purchased from Anugrah Batik, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.





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Hand-painted batik cotton fabric, colored with natural dyes (size 144 x 242 cm).
The batik is from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Purchased from Anugrah Batik, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.





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Hand-painted batik scarf 45x200 cm (left front and right back) made from Cricula silk (Cricula trifenestrata javana) (weft) and mulberry silk (Bombyx mori) (warp), colored with natural dyes.
The Cricula silk was hand-spun, scarf hand-woven in Yogyakarta, Java.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Antique tablecloth of tussah silk (Antheraea pernyi) handwoven in China. It is hand-embroidered with mulberry silk (Bombyx mori).
Exported from China to the UK and USA in the 1920s and called pongee or Shantung silk.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas)





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Hand-painted batik scarf 45x200 cm made from Cricula silk (Cricula trifenestrata javana) (weft) and mulberry silk (Bombyx mori) (warp), colored with natural dyes.
The Cricula silk was hand-spun and hand-woven in Yogyakarta, Java.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Hand-painted batik scarf 44x200 cm made from eri silk (Samia ricini), colored with natural dyes.
The yarn was hand-spun in Sendangsari, hand-woven in Yogyakarta and batik hand-painted by Anugrah Batik, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Java.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in October 2019.





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Hand-painted batik fabric 110x205 cm made from eri silk (Samia ricini) (weft) and mulberry silk (Bombyx mori) (warp), colored with natural dyes.
The silk was hand-spun (eri) and hand-woven in Sukoharjo and batik hand-painted by Mr. Sarwidi, Klaten, Central Java Prov.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in February 2020.





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New scarf of Eri silk (Samia ricini), Colored with madder that is grown locally.
The silk was grown, the yarn was hand-spun and the scarf was hand-woven in Ethiopia
Made in the Sabahar Cooperative in Ethiopia.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2021






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New scarf of Eri silk (Samia ricini), Colored with indigo, a natural vegetable dye.
The silk was grown, the yarn was hand-spun and the scarf was hand-woven in Ethiopia
Made in the Sabahar Cooperative in Ethiopia.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2021






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Hand-painted batik scarf of Fagara silk (Attacus atlas), colored with natural dye (size 67 x 200 cm).
The silk was grown on Java I., the yarn was hand-spun and the scarf was hand-woven in Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java
Made in Central Java and Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.





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Hand-painted batik scarf of Cricula silk (Cricula trifenestrata javana), colored with natural dye (size 70 x 200 cm).
The silk was grown on Java I., the yarn was hand-spun and the scarf was hand-woven in Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java
Made in Central Java and Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.





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New itege shawl composed of Tasar silk (Antheraea paphia = mylitta) from India and Eri silk (Samia ricini) grown in Ethiopia (size 70 x 200 cm)
Hand-woven in Ethiopia. Silks natural-colored and the yarns were handspun.
Made in the Sabahar Cooperative in Ethiopia.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2021






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Fabric made of Bombyx mori silk 44x53cm.
The item is from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia and was dyed with natural colors.
The item was hand-woven and was traditionally colored with natural dye.
Donation from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.





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Ikat made of cotton, colored with natural dye.
Traditionally handspun and hand-woven on the Island of Flores (Ende), Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia before 1988





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Ikat made of cotton, colored with indigo a natural dye.
Traditionally handspun and hand-woven on the Island of Flores (Ende), Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia before 1988





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Scarf of Kalahari wild silk (Gonometa postica) handwoven by women in Namibia
The silk yarn was handspun and natural colored (not dyed)
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2021






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Dupatta (woman's shawl) of tasar silk (Antheraea paphia = A. mylitta), handwoven in Odisha
The main field is natural-colored tasar silk that was reeled.
Brocaded with cotton wefts at each end and with traditional motifs
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2020






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Woman's dupatta of tasar silk (Antheraea paphia = A. mylitta), handwoven in Kotpad, Koraput District, Odisha by the Dongria Kondh tribe
The warps are handspun organic cotton and the wefts are natural colored ghicha-spun yarns of tasar silk.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2020






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Ikat (blue ikat) made of cotton, colored with indigo a natural dye (size 280 x 107 cm).
Traditionally handspun and hand-woven on the Island of Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia before 1977





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Ikat (red ikat) made of cotton, colored with natural dye (size 250 x 111 cm).
Traditionally handspun and hand-woven on the Island of Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia before 1977





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Ikat (brown ikat) made of cotton, colored with natural dye (size 275x135 cm).
Traditionally handspun and hand-woven on the Island of Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia before 1977