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Woman's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

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Rectangular reddish-orange, indigo blue and natural ecru cotton cloth with thick, twisted warp fringe. There is an overall design of repeating stylized double-headed eagles, birds and human figures created by the warp ikat technique and a narrow band with blue and pink weft patterning at each...

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van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Indonesian (Kisar), Dutch colonial rule, probably 19th century

Place of Creation

Object Place

Kisar, Maluku Islands, Indonesia


79 x 215 cm (31 1/8 x 84 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, warp yarn resist-dyed (ikat)


Textiles and Fashion Arts