User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Man's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

Start collecting

Reddish-brown (kombu), black and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with warp fringe at each end. The primary design elements, created by the warp ikat technique, is an overall central field of a stylized repeating floral grid inspired by Indian patola designs and a terminal band...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Indonesian (Endeh), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–05

Object Place

Flores, Indonesia

Dimensions

Overall: 61.5 x 154 cm (24 3/16 x 60 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.470

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; warp-faced plain weave, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes