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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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van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia


41 x 178 cm (16 1/8 x 70 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts