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

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

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

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

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

245 x 55 cm (96 7/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.472

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes