Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)
Indonesian (Sumatran, Minangkabau?)
Dutch colonial rule
Object Place: Sumatra, Indonesia
67 cm (26 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain- and weft-faced plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
Not On View
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.
Gift to MFA on March 11, 1954
Gift of Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.