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Upper body wrapper (selendang, slendang)

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Long, rectangular violet-red silk cloth with narrow machine-stitched hems on each crosswise end. The primary design elements are of figures from the traditional wayang theater surrounded by abstract floral motifs in violet-red, yellow, natural white, orange, green, blue, and purple. There is...

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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

46 x 251 cm (18 1/8 x 98 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.807

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes