Ceremonial shoulder cloth, partial (geringsing, selendang)

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


Object Place: Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

61 x 25 cm (24 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.666

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small, rectangular blue-black (indigo), red (mengkudu) and natural ecru cotton cloth with twisted warp fringe at one end. The primary design element, created by the double ikat technique, is of repeating stylized floral motifs.

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: April 7, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund