Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Selendang

Selendang

  • Place of origin:

    Malaysia (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk, weft ikat

  • Museum number:

    IS.81-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Selendang (shoulder cloth) of silk, single ikat (type called kain limar). Purple field, with a repeating pattern, made by the weft-ikat process, of geometrical stars, lozenges, rosettes, etc., in white, magenta, dark red, orange, yellow and bluish-green. Broad at either end, with repeating geometrical motifs as follows: band of simple row of two different stylised rosettes, repeating alternately; band of 'tumpal' motif (triangles) alternately right way up and upside down; trellis section with stylised trees (?) enclosed in the spaces; colours of borders white, orange, blue, dark brown on a dark red ground. The sections are defined by narrow guard borders edged in green and orange.

Place of Origin

Malaysia (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk, weft ikat

Dimensions

Length: 229 cm, Width: 77 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1977/1947.

Descriptive line

Selendang (shoulder cloth), woven silk, weft ikat, Kelantan, Malaysia, late 19th century

Production Note

Kelantan, Malaysia

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Weaving; Ikat

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns; Lozenges; Rosettes

Categories

Textiles; Clothing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.