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Man's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

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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...

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Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

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

Object Place

Flores, Indonesia


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts