Woman's shoulder cloth (slendang, selendang)

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

Object Place: Roti, Indonesia


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund