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Woman's ceremonial shoulder cloth (geringsing, selendang)

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Long, rectangular reddish-brown (mengkudu), indigo blue-black and natural ecru cotton cloth with long, twisted warp fringe on each end. The primary design, created by the double ikat technique, is of repeating, stylized floral and star motifs interspersed with small, simple crosses. Geringsing...

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Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Indonesia (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, 1900–25

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia


Overall: 177.8 x 22 cm (70 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, warp and weft yarn resist-dyed (double ikat, geringsing)


Textiles and Fashion Arts