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Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

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Rectangular light reddish-brown and natural ecru cotton cloth with thick, twisted warp fringe. The primary design elements are two fields of geometric forms with stylized tendrils, hooks and scrolls created by the warp ikat technique alternating with two fields of plain light reddish-brown. ...

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van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Malaysian or Indonesian (Iban), 19th–20th century

Object Place

Malaysia or Indonesia


46 x 170 cm (18 1/8 x 66 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts