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Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang, ulos)

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Rectangular silk cloth with fine lengthwise green, violet, and orange stripes with plain deep violet borders along each selvedge and twisted warp fringe. Each crosswise end is decorated with bands of metallic gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indonesian (Sumatran, possibly Batak), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

210 x 76 cm (82 11/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.658

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes