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

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Long, rectangular blue-black (indigo), natural ecru and violet-red cotton cloth with uncut warp fringe. The main design elements, created by the double ikat technique, consist of seated, stylized human figures arranged around a central star-shaped temple motif. Geringsing cloth is considered...

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Purchased by MFA through Dr. Coomaraswamy on April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

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

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia


242 x 52 cm (95 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts