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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 a central field of natural ecru surrounded by narrow diagonal bands of alternating floral and geometric designs known as "misty rain" pattern (udan liris) in brown, dark blue and natural ecru.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Batik

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

Object Place

Surakarta or Jogjakarta, Java, Central, Indonesia

Dimensions

51 x 256 cm (20 1/16 x 100 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.760

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes