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Ceremonial upper body wrapper (kamben endek, slendang)

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Long, rectangular violet-red silk cloth with long warp fringe on each end. The main design elements are of bands of zigzags (possibly gigi barong, or Barong's teeth, motif) and irregular diamonds in violet-red, green, yellow and natural white created by the weft ikat technique and deep borders...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian, Dutch colonial rule, 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

51 x 308 cm (20 1/16 x 121 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.811

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain-weave ground, weft yarn resist-dyed (endek, ikat), discontinuous supplementary weft patterning in gold (songket)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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