Shoulder cloth (slendang, seledang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

51 x 239 cm (20 1/16 x 94 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1306

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton batik should cloth (selendang) with overall design of diagonal bands of the broken dagger pattern (parang) in brown and dark blue on a natural ecru ground and narrow borders on all four sides with squares containing star-like motifs at each corner in brown and dark blue.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 4, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection