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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 overall design of plants, birds and other creatures in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

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, early 20th century

Object Place

Tegal (?), Java, North coast, Indonesia

Object Place

Java

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 52.0 x 246.0 cm

Accession Number

45.241

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes