Woman's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

Indonesian (Rotinese)
Dutch colonial rule
late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Roti, Indonesia

Dimensions

39.6 x 151 cm (15 9/16 x 59 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.829

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; warp-faced plain weave, warp yarn resist-dyed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular black, reddish-brown, tan and natural ecru cotton cloth with twisted warp fringe. The primary design elements are an overall stylized floral gridwork in the central field with terminal rows of narrow triangle motifs (tumpal) at each crosswise border. The piece is made up of two lengths hand stitched together.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund