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Shoulder cloth (selendang, slendang)

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Cotton batik shoulder cloth with design of temples, Garuda wings and land and sea creatures (semen design) in brown, dark blue and black on a natural ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial period, 19th century

Dimensions

50.5 x 244.5 cm (19 7/8 x 96 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1283

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave ground, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes