Shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang, ulos)

Indonesian (Sumatran, possibly Batak)
Dutch colonial rule
19th century


Object Place: Sumatra, Indonesia

Dimensions

210 x 76 cm (82 11/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.658

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped silk thread; plain-weave, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular silk cloth with fine lengthwise green, violet, and orange stripes with plain deep violet borders along each selvedge and twisted warp fringe. Each crosswise end is decorated with bands of metallic gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

1921, purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) for the MFA. (Accession date: April 7, 1921)

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund