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Ceremonial cloth (ragidup, selendang)

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Rectangular heavy reddish-brown cotton cloth with a panel at each end made up of bands of geometric motifs created by discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and warps in white cotton (some warp yarns are cut away). The panels are connected by narrow stripes of indigo blue and natural...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by the MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Sumatran, Batak), Dutch colonial rule, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

41 x 176 cm (16 1/8 x 69 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.826

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; warp-faced plain-weave ground, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and warps, twining

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes