Woman's ceremonial shoulder cloth (kain limar, slendang, selendang)

Indonesian (Sumatran)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th century


Object Place: Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

Height x width: 82 5/16 x 35 1/2 in. (209 x 90.2 cm)

Accession Number

30.820

Medium or Technique

Silk, natural dyes; plain-weave, weft and warp yarn resist-dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular yellow-green and violet-red silk cloth with narrow hand stitched hems on each crosswise end. The central plain yellow-green field is surrounded by narrow borders on each lengthwise edge in violet-red, yellow, green and blue repeating bands of stylized floral motifs created by the weft ikat technique and a deep violet-red border on one crosswise end with a repeating triangle and paisley motif (tumpal) in violet-red, yellow, green and blue created by the weft ikat technique.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund