Man's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

Indonesian (Endeh)
Dutch colonial rule
1900–05


Object Place: Flores, Indonesia

Dimensions

Overall: 61.5 x 154 cm (24 3/16 x 60 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.470

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Reddish-brown (kombu), black and natural ecru rectangular cotton cloth with warp fringe at each end. The primary design elements, created by the warp ikat technique, is an overall central field of a stylized repeating floral grid inspired by Indian patola designs and a terminal band interlocking triangles (tumpal) at each end. The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on September 8, 1927

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund