Upper body wrapper (selendang, slendang)

Indonesian (Balinese)
Dutch colonial rule
early 20th century

Object Place: Bali, Indonesia


46 x 251 cm (18 1/8 x 98 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long, rectangular violet-red silk cloth with narrow machine-stitched hems on each crosswise end. The primary design elements are of figures from the traditional wayang theater surrounded by abstract floral motifs in violet-red, yellow, natural white, orange, green, blue, and purple. There is a wide crosswise border at each end made up of interlocking triangles (tumpal design) in dark purple, violet-red and natural white.


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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund