Shoulder cloth (slendang, seledang)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Dimensions

51 x 225 cm (20 1/16 x 88 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1305

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave, wax resist-dyed (batik)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cotton batik shoulder cloth (selendang) with design of rows of single-headed peacocks in profile and double-headed peacocks facing forward and with spread tails in two shades of brown, dark blue and natural ecru and stylized “fringe” border in brown, dark blue and natural on all four sides.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection