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Shoulder or Head Cloth (selendang)

A work made of silk, cotton, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, plied main warp fringe terminating in knotted silk, cut tassels.
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  • A work made of silk, cotton, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, plied main warp fringe terminating in knotted silk, cut tassels.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Minangkabau people
Indonesia, West Sumatra, Tanjung Sungayang area

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Minangkabau

Title

Shoulder or Head Cloth (selendang)

Origin

Sumatra

Date

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Silk, cotton, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, plied main warp fringe terminating in knotted silk, cut tassels

Dimensions

166.4 × 71.8 cm (65 1/2 × 30 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of E. M. Bakwin Indonesian Textile Collection

Reference Number

2002.960

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