Shoulder or breast cloth (slendang or kemben)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Java; Object Place: Tegal (?), Java, Indonesia, North coast

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 52.0 x 246.0 cm

Accession Number

45.241

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular cotton batik shoulder (slendang) or breast (kemben) cloth with overall design of plants, birds and other creatures in brown and natural ecru on a dark blue ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA on April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey