Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

Indonesian (Sumatran, Minangkabau?)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Object Place: Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

67 cm (26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.125

Medium or Technique

Cotton, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain- and weft-faced plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular heavy black cotton cloth with deep red borders made of two lengths hand stitched together down the center with twisted warp fringe on each crosswise end. The primary design elements are of several crosswise bands of repeating stylized floral geometric motifs on each red border.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on March 11, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.