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  • Place of origin:

    Malaysia (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk, weft ikat

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


late 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven silk, weft ikat


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


Silk (textile)


Weaving; Ikat

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns; Lozenges; Rosettes


Textiles; Clothing


South & South East Asia Collection

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