Upper body wrapper (anteng, cerik, slendang)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century


Object Place: Bali, Indonesia

Dimensions

37 x 267 cm (14 9/16 x 105 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.809

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, weft yarn-resist dyed (endek, ikat)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long, rectangular violet-red silk cloth with long warp fringe at each crosswise end. The primary design element is of alternating lengthwise bands of irregular, zigzag patterns in dark purple, violet-red and natural white, surrounded by a violet red border.

The abstract design which dominates this piece is possibly the schematic pattern known as “gigi barong,” or “teeth of barong” the mythical lion.

Provenance

van Kerckhoff Collection purchased by MFA on July 17, 1930
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund