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Women's ceremonial shoulder cloth (gerengsing, selendang)

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Long rectangular cotton cloth with twisted fringe along each crosswise end. The primary design, created by the double ikat technique, is of a repeating lattice of diamond and star motifs in reddish brown (mengkudu) and natural ecru on a blue-black (indigo) ground. Geringsing cloth is...

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

Object Place

Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia


39.6 x 169 cm (15 9/16 x 66 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts