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Ceremonial shoulder cloth, partial (geringsing, selendang)

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Small, rectangular blue-black (indigo), red (mengkudu) and natural ecru cotton cloth with twisted warp fringe at one end. The primary design element, created by the double ikat technique, is of repeating stylized floral motifs.


Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indonesian (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia


61 x 25 cm (24 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, warp and weft yarn resist-dyed (double ikat, geringsing)


Textiles and Fashion Arts