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Shoulder cloth (slendang, seledang)

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Cotton batik should cloth (selendang) with overall design of diagonal bands of the broken dagger pattern (parang) in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and narrow borders on all four sides with squares containing star-like motifs at each corner in brown and dark blue.

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

51 x 239 cm (20 1/16 x 94 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1306

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes