These textiles were worn by women at important ceremonies such as weddings and festivals.
For a discussion of these textiles, see Robyn Maxwell, Textiles of Southeast Asia - Tradition, Trade and Transformation, Australian National Gallery, 1990, fig. 262, p175-186. Also Sinobu Yoshimoto, Kain Perada: The Gold Printed Textiles of Indonesia: The Hirayama Collection, Tokyo, 1988 and J Hope, Cloth of Gold', Hali no. 49, February 1990, pp. 39-43