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Shoulder cloth (slendang, kain plangi)

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Rectangular orange silk cloth with an overall design of abstract floral motifs surrounded by a diamond-shaped lattice created by spots of color in green, blue and reddish-violet. There is a deep border of purple points (tumpal) at each crosswise end with unfinished edges.

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 peoples), Dutch colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Lombok, Indonesia

Dimensions

55 x 257 cm (21 5/8 x 101 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.804

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes