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Length of silk (kain plangi)

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Rectangular silk cloth folded and tied in bunches, some bound in vegetable fiber, on a purple ground. This piece demonstrates the tie-dye process.

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 (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Lombok, Indonesian

Dimensions

11 x 51 cm (4 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.802

Medium or Technique

Silk, dyes; plain-weave, tie-dyed (plangi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles