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Upper body wrapper (anteng, cerik, slendang)

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Long, rectangular violet-red silk cloth with long warp fringe at each crosswise end. The primary design element is of alternating lengthwise bands of irregular, zigzag patterns in dark purple, violet-red and natural white, surrounded by a violet red border. The abstract design which dominates...

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Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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

Object Place

Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

37 x 267 cm (14 9/16 x 105 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.809

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (endek, ikat)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes