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Shoulder or breast cloth (slendang or kemben)

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Long, rectangular cotton batik shoulder (slendang) or breast (kemben) cloth with two design fields known as "morning-evening" (pagi-sore): One half has an overall design stylized flowers, animals and birds' wings (semen pattern) in dark blue and tan on a natural ecru ground; the other half has a...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA on April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Surakarta (?), Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

52.0 x 264.0 cm

Accession Number

45.240

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes