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Woman's ceremonial shoulder cloth (kain limar, slendang, selendang)

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Rectangular yellow-green and violet-red silk cloth with narrow hand stitched hems on each crosswise end. The central plain yellow-green field is surrounded by narrow borders on each lengthwise edge in violet-red, yellow, green and blue repeating bands of stylized floral motifs created by the...

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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 (Sumatran), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th century

Object Place

Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

Height x width: 82 5/16 x 35 1/2 in. (209 x 90.2 cm)

Accession Number

30.820

Medium or Technique

Silk, natural dyes; plain-weave, weft and warp yarn resist-dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes