Shoulder cloth

A ‘selendang’ or shoulder cloth is a narrow piece of rectangular cloth worn over the shoulder. This shoulder cloth is decorated with floral designs, and its centrefield is framed by end panels in red. It was made using the weft ikat technique, where the horizontal threads are tied and dyed before the fabric is woven. The use of weft ikat is found throughout Southeast Asia, including the eastern coast of Malay Peninsula, coastal Sumatra, Bali and Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Terengganu, Malay Peninsula
Dimension
Object size: L:183.5 x W:83.5
Accession No.
1997-04202
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ng
Category
Garments and Accessories