Javanese batik slendang or shoulder cloth, ca. 1914

Javanese batik slendang or shoulder cloth, ca. 1914

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Javanese batik slendang or shoulder cloth, ca. 1914. 85" L x 19" W. Length of cotton cloth with a batik design in red, indigo blue, and brown. Elongated central diamond in red with scalloped edges, Plain dark indigo blue field with three concentric narrow borders all around; outermost with imitation fringe pattern. Worn by Javanese women as a wrapped upper body garment, a shawl or scarf, or as a carrying cloth.
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Object Name
slendang, batik
date made
ca. 1914
place made
Indonesia: Javanese
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
plain weave, batik (overall production method/technique)
overall: 85 in x 19 in; 215.9 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Javanese Batiks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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