wild silk products and other Asian textiles
(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae / Bombycidae)


TEXTILE 01
Tasar Silk - Antheraea paphia (LINNAEUS, 1758)
A Baluchari shawl from West Bengal,
yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven,
brocaded in cotton or acrylic.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2013

TEXTILE 02
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




TEXTILE 03
Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 47x210cm with ornamentation.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: mahagoni tree (Meliaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in August 2019.




TEXTILE 04
Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 90x105cm
Natural colored fabric from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: mahagoni tree (Meliaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in August 2019.




TEXTILE 05
Cricula Silk - Cricula trifenestrata (HELFER, 1837) 115x250cm.
A fabric from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Natural colored, yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: mahagoni tree (Meliaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.




TEXTILE 06
Mixed Fagara Silk and Cricula Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) and Cricula trifenestrata (HELFER, 1837) 75x205cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.




TEXTILE 07
Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 75x210cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are 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.




TEXTILE 08
Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 75x205cm.
Natural colored shawl from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: various plants.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.




TEXTILE 09
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 40x170cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are hand-spun and hand-woven.
Host of the caterpillars: Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae).
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.




TEXTILE 10
Scarf made of cotton 43x190cm and fabric made of Bombyx mori silk 44x53cm.
Both items are from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia and were dyed with natural colors.
Both items are hand-woven and traditionally colored.
Donation from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in July 2019.






TEXTILE 11
Batik scarf made of Cricula silk 45x200cm.
Batik scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Item is hand-spun, hand-woven, batik hand-painted and colored with natural dyes.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019




TEXTILE 12
Batik scarf made of Cricula silk 45x200cm.
Batik scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Item is hand-spun, hand-woven, batik hand-painted and colored with natural dyes.
Purchased from Jamtra Silk, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in October 2019




TEXTILE 13
Fagara Silk - Attacus atlas (LINNAEUS, 1758) 46x205cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are 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.




TEXTILE 14
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x160cm.
Discolored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are 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.




TEXTILE 15
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 40x200cm.
Batik scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Item has been 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 November 2019.




TEXTILE 16
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 47x200cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are 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.




TEXTILE 17
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 47x200cm.
Natural colored scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Yarns are 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.




TEXTILE 18
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x200cm.
Batik scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Item is 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.




TEXTILE 19
Eri Silk - Samia ricini (JONES, 1791) 45x220cm.
Scarf from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Item is 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.




TEXTILE 20
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




TEXTILE 21
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




TEXTILE 22
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




TEXTILE 23
A scarf (lamba) composed of landibe silk Borocerasp.
Made in Soatanana, Madagascar, Colored with natural dyes, the yarn is hand-spun and the scarf is hand-woven.
Donation by Prof. Dr. Richard S. PEIGLER (San Antonio, Texas) in 2019




TEXTILE 24
Hand-painted batik cotton fabric, colored with natural dyes.
The batik is from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Purchased from Anugrah Batik, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.




TEXTILE 25
Hand-painted batik cotton fabric, colored with natural dyes.
The batik is from Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Purchased from Anugrah Batik, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia in November 2019.




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