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Woman's ceremonial shoulder or breast cloth (geringsing, geringsing wayang kebo, selendang or anteng)

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Long, rectangular cotton cloth with twisted crosswise fringe on each end; main design elements, created by double ikat technique, consist of seated, stylized human figures arranged around a central star-shaped temple motif in reddish-brown (mengkudu) and natural ecru on a dark blue (indigo)...

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van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Balinese), Dutch colonial rule, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia


59 x 204 cm (23 1/4 x 80 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts