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Shoulder or breast cloth (slendang or kemben)

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Long, rectangular cotton shoulder (slendang) or breast (kemben) cloth with central field of red surrounded by a field of greenish-blue created by tie-dye (plangi) technique and a border on all four sides with scrolling vines and birds in tan and dark blue on a natural ecru ground created by...

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Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund


Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Java, Central, Indonesia


48 x 216 cm (18 7/8 x 85 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, tie-dyed (plangi) resist and stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)


Textiles and Fashion Arts