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Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

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Long, rectangular heavy black cotton cloth with deep red borders made of two lengths hand stitched together down the center with twisted warp fringe on each crosswise end. The primary design elements are of several crosswise bands of repeating stylized floral geometric motifs on each red border.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on March 11, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.

Indonesian (Sumatran, Minangkabau?), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.125

Medium or Technique

Cotton, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain- and weft-faced plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes