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Shoulder cloth or breast cloth (selendang, slendang or kemben)

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Cotton batik shoulder or breast cloth with design of narrow border on four sides.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Dimensions

253 x 52 cm (99 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1323

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave ground, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes