Shoulder or breast cloth (slendang or kemben)

Batik

Indonesian (Javanese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Java, Indonesia, Central

Dimensions

48 x 216 cm (18 7/8 x 85 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.759

Medium or Technique

Cotton, dyes; plain weave, tie-dyed (plangi) resist and stamped (cap) wax-resist (batik)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular cotton shoulder (slendang) or breast (kemben) cloth with central field of red surrounded by a field of greenish-blue created by tie-dye (plangi) technique and a border on all four sides with scrolling vines and birds in tan and dark blue on a natural ecru ground created by wax-resist (batik) technique.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on April 21, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund